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Ken Berley, DDS 5417 Pinnacle Point Drive | Suite 200 | Rogers, AR 479-254-0200 www.DrKenBerley.com Let us help you radiate confi dence with a healthy smile. A BEAUTIFUL SMILE What does your smile say about you? Sunday, August 26, 2018 13 Arkansas Football season 2018 Razorbacks football program undergoing complete makeover FAYETTEVILLE — "New" doesn't do justice to describe the changes for the University of Arkansas football pro- gram in 2018, starting with Coach Chad Morris. Let us detail the freshness. Hunter Yurachek, hired after his pre- decessor, Jeff Long, entangled the depart- ment in costly financial commitments and lost the backing of UA officials, is new in the athletic director's chair. Morris, a first-time Power 5 head coach, hired an on-field staff consisting of eight new assistants to pair with hold- overs Barry Lunney Jr. and John Scott Jr. Strength and conditioning coach Tru- main Carroll, head athletic trainer Dave Polanski and dozens of auxiliary staff members are first-time Razorbacks. The Hogs will open the season at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Sept. 1 against Eastern Illinois with a redesigned and expanded north end zone sitting atop newly refurbished Frank Broyles Athletic Center. Massive video boards will now adorn both the south and north end zones. While many of the Razorbacks' po- sition players are returning veterans, a large focus will be on the new starter at quarterback. Either sophomore Cole Kelley, a four-game starter last year due to injury, junior Ty Storey, or one of three freshmen will take the reins at quarter- back in the first serious competition for the job in a dozen years, following the unbroken chain of undisputed starters Ryan Mallett, Tyler Wilson, Brandon Allen and Austin Allen. Newness abounds in the program for good reason. The Razorbacks went 4-8 NEW A TOM MURPHY ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE NWA Democrat-Gazette File Photo/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Razorbacks quarterback Cole Kelley runs through drills Aug. 8 during football practice on campus in Fayetteville. Kelley is in the running to take the starting quarterback position in a crowded field that also includes junior Ty Storey and three freshmen. See MAKEOVER, Page 14

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