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Sam Pittman and the Arkansas Razorbacks are in Memphis this week preparing for Wednesday's matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl.

Both teams finished 6-6 on the season after a very impressive start but a disappointing finish amidst injuries and lack of depth. Since the end of the season, Arkansas has lost numerous players to the transfer portal, including starters. That list includes standout WR Ketron Jackson, TE Trey Knox, S Myles Slusher, and DL Isaiah Nichols.

The Hogs also lack a few big pieces in C Ricky Stromberg, WR Jadon Haselwood, LB Drew Sanders, and LB Bumper Pool, who all declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. In total, the Hogs will lack nine starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

Leipold's Jayhawks are coming into Memphis with a full head of steam looking to take down the SEC foe to the East. While they went 6-6, they started off 6-0 on the year before losing their Heisman contender QB, Jalon Daniels, to a season-ending injury.

When asked about how Arkansas plans to compete regardless of the holes in the roster, Sam Pittman retorted. "I told them, this isn't the new Arkansas team. This is Arkansas. It's not a new team that's going to run out on us. It's our team", said Pittman.

Coverage will begin at 4:30 pm tomorrow on ESPN. Thank you to Saint Mary's Regional Health System and Wayne Sanderson Farms in their support of providing this coverage to RVN.