For Razorback senior linebacker Wendel Davis, this season is about change and improvement. The starting strong side linebacker wore number 47 for the Hogs last year. This year he changed his number to 10. Davis said there is no particular reason why he chose to make the switch, but that it has been a spark that he’s been looking for going into his senior season. “I went through a lot of stuff going from my sophomore year to my junior year and I didn’t think I played as well my junior year,” Davis said. “I wanted a change for my last year so I decided to start the change off with my number and get going from there. Certain things you have to go through at certain times, but it’s in the past. It’s time to move forward.” It appears Davis’ plan has worked. Seven games into the 2009 season, Davis leads the team with 48 tackles. He ended last season sixth on the team with 51 tackles. To go along with his 48 tackles, which has him at 13th in the SEC, he also has a sack, an interception and fumble recovery so far this season.
“I’ve definitely seen a change in how I play this year,” Davis said. “I’m a lot better now.”