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"There are several big-time players in that group and they feed off of each other," Anderson said. "We're at a point to where we're welcome to have any of those guys on the field." Wand was the team's leading rusher in 2017, running for 715 yards on 138 at- tempts, but Armond Weh-Weh, who was granted a sixth year of eligibility, should get a share of the running load after turn- ing in an impressive spring. "It's huge for us," Anderson said of Weh-Weh's return. "The NCAA made the correct decision to give him a year back. It was well-deserved and huge in the fact that he's finally healthy, feels like himself and has confidence in himself to run the way he's capable of." With four linemen returning, the of- fensive line should be another strength for the Red Wolves although Anderson said the right tackle position is "a spot of concern." On the defensive line, two-time confer- ence defensive player of the year Ja'Von Rolland-Jones has run out of eligibility. Rolland-Jones came up with 13 sacks and three forced fumbles a year ago. "We've got to replace Jones' produc- tivity and there's not just one player who can do that," Anderson said. Anderson said for this team to be considered a success it "must pick up where it left off and can not take steps backwards." "We're excited about the athletic abil- ity we've put together," Anderson said. "We've recruited every young man that's a part of our program to this point for the last 4½ years to go into year five. We feel like we're going to be putting our most athletic team on the field. We have more experience than we had a year ago, which we knew was a big con- cern going into last season. It obviously showed itself throughout the year last year. We're hoping to overcome that this season." Locally Grown. Better Plants. We pride ourselves on growing most of our plants right here in Northwest Arkansas. Our passion is growing healthy, beautiful and unique plants for your garden. FAYETTEVILLE • SPRINGDALE • ROGERS WestwoodGardens.com Residential & Commercial Construction Gunite & Vinyl • Chemicals & Equipment Service & Maintenance • Renovations Established in 1967 1301 SE WALTON BLVD • BENTONVILLE 479-271-9933 4686 N THOMPSON • SPRINGDALE 479-756-6543 www.seasidepools.com Sunday, August 26, 2018 45 Arkansas Football v Continued from preceding page Arkansas Democrat-Gazette File Photo Arkansas State running back Warren Wand (right) was the Red Wolves' leading rusher in 2017.

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