Arkansas Football: 6 Reasons Hogs' Running Game Will Explode in 2013

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Arkansas Football: 6 Reasons Hogs' Running Game Will Explode in 2013
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Alex Collins's mother must have been hot when she found out that someone, somewhere had the magical capability of simply running another copy of that stolen letter of intent. No doubt she stormed into Johnnie Cochran's law firm demanding that someone check the font size on whatever it was that her son and his father signed.

"It was a fake!" she likely explained. "I''ve got the only one right here!"

Anyway, as far as I know the glove fit, so to speak, and Collins will eventually make his way to Fayetteville; though I wouldn't expect mom to voluntarily spring for the airfare at this point. When he does finally arrive in the Ozarks, he will headline a class that actually shaped up rather favorably for the Hogs, all things considered.

Beyond the recruiting rankings, Collins will likely be saddled with the responsibility of serving as the chief spearhead to the Arkansas rushing attack following the graduation and early departure of Dennis Johnson and Knile Davis, respectively; no small task considering the opposing resistance one encounters in the western division of the Southeastern Conference.

Of course, Bret Bielema didn't exactly build a reputation for bombarding opponents via aerial raids, leading many to question whether or not the new head hog and his shiny blue chip can immediately duplicate the ground and pound prowess for which the University of Wisconsin was so routinely exalted during his tenure in Madison, Wisc.

In reality, however, the wrong question is being asked altogether when the inquisitor pins the impending success or failure of the running game to Bielema and Collins, alone. The Hogs, despite a roster in a state of awkward transition, are primed to run the pigskin with relative effectiveness in 2013 for a bevy of reasons.

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