You wouldn't notice it by looking at the scoreboard after the first two games (outscored opponents 103-10), but Arkansas has apparently
thus far on each side of the ball. There are some key injuries this week with leading wide receiver Jarius Wright and starting defense end Jake Bequette (both team captains) out and receiver Greg Childs questionable due to the loss of his grandmother but the tone of the quotes below seems as if Arkansas is ready to cut loose. What is tough to tell though is if they’ll unleash everything this week or just add a bit and save the entire package for their revenge game at Alabama next week?
Petrino said earlier this week his defense hasn’t shown much the first two games of the season. Linebacker Jerico Nelson was asked what Petrino meant by that Wednesday.
“That’s something you’ll have to ask coach Petrino about,” Nelson said.
The senior was pressed a little more about how much of the playbook the Razorbacks still have left to unveil. Once again, he didn’t bite.“It’s early in the season,” Nelson said. “And I’ll say you have a lot to look forward to.”
Petrino was asked about his “conservative” gameplans so far and if he planned to unveil more Saturday. “Yeah, we’ve got to crank it up,” Petrino said of his offense, which is averaging 51.5 points and 549 yards. “We haven’t been getting enough points or yards so we’re working hard at it.” … Arkansas enjoyed its best Thursday work of the season, according to Petrino. “Our focus, our enthusiasm, our perfection was a lot closer to where we want to be,” Petrino said. “It’s taken us a while to get there on our Thursdays, but I think our guys got it figured out and did a much better job getting prepared to come out and practice.