Arkansas hoping 'super seniors' can lead program to first bowl in five seasons

Arkansas Athletics photo / Arkansas sixth-year senior linebacker Grant Morgan opened last season with 13 tackles against Georgia and never let up, averaging 12.3 stops per game to lead the Southeastern Conference.

The traditional "Calling of the Hogs" cheer this season for Arkansas football could just as easily be the "Calling of the Seniors."

Arkansas will look to build off last season's 3-7 record through experience, as Sam Pittman's second squad of Razorbacks will contain a whopping 23 seniors. Among those 23 are 11 "super seniors," players who opted to remain in college by using the NCAA's extra year of eligibility that was granted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

"I like the word super, and I think super seniors is cool," linebacker Grant Morgan, a 2016 signee who returns after being a fifth-year senior last season, said last week at SEC Media Days. "I think it's a testimony to Coach Pittman and his staff, and it shows what type of guy he is.