Mallett hopes more accuracy means more wins

He said the shortened stride has helped him become more of an all-around passer and “not just a thrower.”

If this transformation continues into the season, Mallett could emerge as a Heisman candidate while making Arkansas a dark-horse contender for the SEC title.

Mallett made a big impact last season, his first as Arkansas’ starter after transferring from Michigan. He broke or tied 16 school records while throwing for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns, leading the SEC in both categories. He ranked seventh in the nation in passing efficiency.