Arkansas Opens At Auburn

By Dan Lucy |

Published 08/20 2014 08:03PM

Updated 08/20 2014 08:05PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark--The Arkansas Razorbacks are sweating through the heat as well down in Fayetteville.

Bret Bielema will kick off his second year at the Hogs helm next Saturday afternoon when they go to Auburn.

It's very rare that the Razorbacks have opened the season with an SEC conference game.

But that's the case with the Hogs going to Jordan-Hare Stadium in ten days.

Arkansas was 3-9 last season and did not win a conference game.

Bielema is upbeat about the experience that's coming back and says he doesn't mind starting with the defending SEC champs.

"It allows us to have the unique opportunity, at the beginning of the year, and at the end of the year, which probably noone envisioned when they made the schedule, we're going to start the season and end the season with the two teams that played in the SEC championship game a year ago.  I think we're giong to have a great understanding of where we are in the conference," said Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.

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