SEC football: Way-too-early 2020 West predictions

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Sadly, the season is still a couple of months away, but that won’t stop us from giving you our 2020 SEC football West predictions.

Last season, Ed Orgeron and LSU shocked the world after going undefeated and bringing home the 10th national championship for SEC football in the last 14 seasons.

But now that the Heisman winner Joe Burrow is gone, it looks like the division is back to being wide open once again.

There’s also plenty of question marks spread throughout the division after adding three brand new head coaches to the mix. Lane Kiffin, Mike Leach, and Sam Pittman will all look to make their mark in the SEC, but it won’t be easy.

The division is still superior in the conference with teams like Alabama, LSU, and Auburn.

Today, we’ll take a deep dive into the West and give you our predictions!

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Razorbacks 2019 Record: 2-10 (0-8 SEC)

Last rank: 7th

SEC Football Predictions: Arkansas Razorbacks

The short-lived Chad Morris era truly took a toll on Arkansas fans. After finishing the last two seasons with a 2-10 record, who could really blame them?

Thankfully, the Razorbacks have taken a step in the right direction after moving on and hiring Sam Pittman as their new head coach. Realistically, after finishing 2018 and 2019 with two of the worst records in Arkansas football history, there’s only one way to go- and that’s up.

Rakeem Boyd will be returning after finishing 6th in the SEC in rushing despite having one of the worst offensive lines in the conference.

If the line can show improvements from last season, we should see a huge year for the running back.

Pittman, who was the former offensive line coach at Georgia, will have his hands full, but we should see some development from the O-Line unit.

The first-year head coach will also inherit the former Florida Gators’ quarterback Feleipe Franks, which is a huge step up from last season’s list of Hog quarterbacks.

Unfortunately, the Razorbacks still have a lot of holes- too many for the first-year head coach to fix. As a result, Arkansas will once again finish last in the Western division.

Projection: 3-9 (0-8, SEC)

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