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LSU Tigers travel to Arkansas with Johnny Jones on the hot seat

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A report surfaced early last month revolving around deleted tweets from 5-star recruit Mitchell Robinson who previously signed a National Letter of Intent with Western Kentucky.

According to 247sports.com, Brad Stephens of the Bowling Green Daily News reported Robinson tweeted "After careful consideration, I have decided to DECOMMIT from the University of Western Kentucky and explore my options this only happens once."

The Chalmette native tweeted hours later according to the report, "After careful consideration, I have decided to DECOMMIT from the University of Western Kentucky and explore my options!"

Both tweets have been deleted, and Robinson’s father stated his son’s Twitter account was hacked and that his son was not responsible for the tweets.

247sports.com also in the reports gave a possible motive for Robinson to break his letter of intent and transfer to another school if Western Kentucky releases him. The motive surrounds the possibility of Rick Stansbury leaving the school and becoming the next coach of LSU. Stansbury previously was head basketball coach at Mississippi St before becoming an assistant coach at Texas A&M and, according to 247sports.com, ‘"is doing everything he can’ to land the LSU job".

The job is still currently filled by Johnny Jones, but he is on the proverbial hot seat as his Tigers have a 1-5 record in the SEC after losing at Auburn Wednesday night. Jones is in his fifth season in Baton Rouge and has a record of 89-59 with the Tigers. The team wraps up the two-game roads trip Saturday night at Arkansas.

The Razorbacks are gunning for their third consecutive win after beating Missouri and Texas A&M. The latter was a six-point win on the road in College Station Tuesday night. They have an overall record of 14-4 and are sitting squarely at .500 in conference play.

The all-time record between the two squads leads in favor to Arkansas as the Razorbacks enjoy a favorable 33-28 record overall and a record of 29-23 since joining the league in 1992. The Razorbacks also lead the Tigers 18-6 on their home court on Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville and got the win in five of the last six meetings.

The game Saturday can be seen at 7:30 PM CST on SEC Network and will be carried locally on the LSU Sports Radio Network.