Michigan spurned Arkansas this summer when the Wolverines dropped their previously scheduled series with the Razorbacks in favor for a renewing of a rivalry with Notre Dame.
Michigan paid its due, forking over a $2 million buyout to end the home-and-home scheduled for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Still though, Arkansas has had trouble finding someone to play in the non-conference those seasons.
Speaking with ArkansasOnline, Razorback Athletic Director Jeff Long said the process is not going very well. Arkansas would prefer to fill Michigan’s void with another Power 5 team, but doing so on this short of notice is not easy.
“It does leave us in a bind, and it’s a kind word to say we’re ‘struggling’ to fill that opening,” Long told the outlet. “Schedules are done so far in advance. There aren’t any Power 5 teams — or very few — that want to play us that are available.”
The agreement between Michigan and Arkansas was originally signed in 2012.