HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Arkansas' Bobby Petrino is hoping to
approach the recent success of second-year coaches in the
Petrino said Wednesday at league media days his team should be
much better, deeper and more experienced after winning just two SEC
games last season. At Florida, Urban Meyer won a national
championship in his second year. Alabama's Nick Saban won 12 games
in Year 2 last season.
Petrino said he feels by the second year players know better
what the coaching staff expects and can react quicker on the field.
The Razorbacks also have 6-foot-7 quarterback Ryan Mallett, who sat
out last year after transferring from Michigan.
Petrino said Mallett is more mobile after trimming down more
than 25 pounds from the 265 he weighed upon arriving.
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