FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – These aren’t your grandmother’s Arkansas Razorbacks.
Or the ones that Frank Broyles, Lou Holtz and Houston Nutt once coached. They’re not even a shadow of the team that lost to Florida in the 2006 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.
It’s a rebuilding year for Arkansas football, and four games into the tenure of coach Bobby Petrino, the same Razorback faithful that ran Nutt out of Fayetteville has remained quiet.
Maybe they are counting on Petrino’s history of grooming quarterbacks into BCS bowl playmakers, like he did with Jake Plummer at Arizona State. Maybe they hope he can land blue-chip recruits such as Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, like Nutt did at Arkansas, or Michael Bush and Brian Brohm, as Petrino did at Louisville.