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This Arkansas kick return hit was so thunderous, we had to Jim Ross it


Look at this HUGE Arkansas hit

Arkansas really laid the wood on that kickoff return. We had to add Good Ol' Jim Ross to the call:

Posted by SB Nation College Football on Saturday, November 5, 2016

That’s Arkansas’ Damon “Duwop” Mitchell sending poor Florida return man Chris Thompson into orbit with the most devastating hit of all: the post-halftime kick return hit. There is no omen in all of sports more foreboding than a big thump that snuffs out a team’s first play to begin the second half, particularly if that team is a highly ranked favorite that is down 21-7 on the road.

Some wondered whether this was targeting, but all contact appears to be shoulder-to-shoulder, Mitchell’s eyes are up (the single most important part of the rule), and he’s clearly not launching upward. This was a clean hit, according to the rules.

My favorite part: Mitchell is listed as a running back.

Wait, even better: Mitchell is a former quarterback and wide receiver and whatever.

Bret Bielema has considered playing him more on defense, and yeah, it looks like he’s got one part of the job down.