Arkansas QB Dick soaking up Petrino’s wide-open offense

Casey Dick has persevered. The Arkansas quarterback stayed the course when he was relegated to backup behind a blue-chip freshman. He kept his cool while standing on the sideline while Darren McFadden and Felix Jones showed off their first-round talent in the “WildHog” formation. He’s pressed on despite earning a less-than-endearing following that has wrought message-board gems like “This Casey Dick guy? Not a good quarterback,” or “Dick is the worst QB that I have ever seen.”

So you’ll have to forgive the Razorbacks senior if he’s more than a little antsy to show what he can do in new coach Bobby Petrino’s power spread offense this fall.

“I’m real anxious to go out there and throw the ball, spread the ball around a little more and let people make plays,” Dick said. “It will be exciting.”

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5/19/08