Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Cunningham gets good review from other side
Arkansas offensive tackle Myron Cunningham (76) is shown during practice Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas grad transfer Xavier Kelly has an appreciation for the work of the Arkansas offensive linemen, particularly one of the guys he faces a lot, left tackle Myron Cunningham.
When asked who stood out to him on the Razorback offensive front, Kelly said, “I would say definitely Myron. He’s a great offensive lineman. He’s really good. We make each other better. He plays on my side at times and we definitely make each other better.”
Cunningham, who is now 6-6, 325 pounds after adding 20-plus pounds in the offseason, said he’s comfortable with his game.
“My confidence is high,” Cunningham said earlier in camp. “I had a good year last year. I put on weight to help me have a better year this year. My expectations are high, my confidence is high. I’ve got nothing to lose.”
Cunningham said he’s noticed strength gains while putting on pounds.
“I definitely got stronger since then, a lot stronger, and especially it helps,” he said. “I know [Sam] Pittman’s referenced it before about sitting on the bull rush and pass pro. It definitely helps. It makes a big difference in run blocking.”
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