Fresh off an Outback Bowl win over Penn State, the Arkansas Razorbacks come into the 2022 season out for blood as they seek validation as one of the elite programs of the SEC. It’s year three of the Sam Pittman era at Arkansas, and the Razorbacks have positioned themselves to play the giant killer in the new season. Outside of Alabama and Georgia, you will be hard-pressed to find a program as excited as they are for the 2022 season as the Razorbacks of Arkansas.
Heading into the 2022 season, Sam Pittman and his Razorbacks have nine returning starters from last season. But the hype comes from the quarterback position where the Razorbacks return KJ Jefferson. The return of KJ Jefferson has also brought upon a chatter that Jefferson could be a Heisman Trophy dark horse. Yet, Jefferson isn’t the only big name returning for the Razorbacks in the 2022 season.
On the offensive side of the ball for the Razorbacks, four other guys on the line return for the 2022 season. With all four guys returning from last season, the hype for KJ Jefferson has taken shape for Pittman and his Arkansas Razorbacks. Brady Latham, Ricky Stromberg, Beaux Limmer, and Dalton Wagner will be the backbone of the 2022 Arkansas Razorback offensive unit. An experienced offensive line will be an added luxury this season for the Razorbacks, a luxury that will be the difference maker for Pittman and his team in 2022.
On the defensive side of the ball, Arkansas returns four guys in the secondary from last season. LaDarrius Bishop, Myles Slusher, Simeon Blair, and the man himself, Jalen Catalon, return in 2022 to lead the Razorbacks to the promised land of the Southeastern Conference. Out of those guys on the Arkansas defensive depth chart, Jalen Catalon will likely emerge in 2022 as the leader for the Razorbacks.
Overall, the 2022 season for the Arkansas Razorbacks and Head Coach Sam Pittman has the potential to reach heights that the Razorback nation thought to be impossible. Arkansas will be tested in October when they play the likeness of Alabama, Mississippi State, BYU, and Auburn. Three of those are on the road; a win in three of the four sets up for a November run that would go down in the history of Arkansas Football as the greatest month in program history. Arkansas has the talent this season to earn their program a ten-win season. For Head Coach Sam Pittman and his Razorbacks, the 2022 season could very well be the stepping stone for a Championship future for the Arkansas faithful.