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Fact or Fiction: Arkansas-Texas Rivalry, Jamaal Jarrett, and Malachi Nelson vs. Arch Manning

Fact or Fiction - Malachi Nelson

Fact or Fiction - Malachi Nelson

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="large"][vc_column_text]In today’s Fact or Fiction, I look at three big recent topics in college football and decide whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

Arkansas and Texas should play every season

Farrell’s take: FACT

Old Southwest Conference rivals Arkansas and Texas lined up against each other last season, with the Razorbacks getting the better of the Longhorns 40-21. They won’t play this season, but with Texas joining the SEC by 2025, Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman recently said he’d love to see the rivalry renewed. And so would I. With the SEC expended to move to pods when Texas and Oklahoma move in, a nine-game SEC schedule which includes three permanent opponents and six rotating opponents in-conference. If that happens, it’s natural for Arkansas and Texas to be permanent rivals moreso than the Razorbacks' current cross-division rival of Missouri. I want to see more traditional rivalries get back in college football like we saw last year as Nebraska played Oklahoma in a great game. It makes for better football.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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Fact or Fiction:

DT Jamaal Jarrett is a UGA lean

Farrell’s take: FACT

UNC is in there, and Auburn impressed him, but UGA has been in the driver's seat for a while for the Farrell Five star DT for quite some time. And with a possible decision in July, all signs point to Athens, where he can try to become the next Jordan Davis. Jarrett was recently ranked as low as a 3-star in some places before I started touring him as a special talent. He’s since shot up the rankings board on many sites.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

QB Malachi Nelson is better than Arch Manning

Farrell’s take: FACT

The more I watch Nelson the more I like him. He’s just smooth — that’s the best description I can give and I think the USC commit has a higher ceiling than the more famous Manning. While Arch gets all this attention and will end up at Georgia or Texas, the fit for Nelson with Lincoln Riley is perfect. A Heisman future? A No. 1 pick? All could happen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]