Arkansas v Auburn

As expected, Tyler Wilson named Arkansas’ starting QB


News? Not really; redshirt junior Tyler Wilson was very much expected be the successor to Ryan Mallett after he departed for the NFL, but because coach Bobby Petrino wanted to “maximize competition in practice”, he waited until a little over a week before the start of the season before naming a starting quarterback.

But, as a surprise to really no one, Wilson has been picked as the guy to lead the Hogs’ offense in 2011.

I feel like he’s the one who deserves it,” Petrino said. “He has prepared hard and has done a good job in practice. He’s done a good job with his leadership.”

Wilson beat out redshirt sophomore Brandon Mitchell for the gig.

Last season, Wilson performed well in backup duties, throwing for 453 yards and four touchdowns. His most significant playing time came in a loss against Auburn in which he threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns.

This year, Wilson will have one of the most talented receiving groups to throw to with seniors Greg Childs, Joe Adams and Jarius Wright. However, Arkansas will be without their two leading rushers from a year ago. Knile Davis suffered a season-ending ankle injury earlier this month and Broderick Green suffered a season-ending ACL injury in April.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.