What I like about Arkansas

I’m still in that positive mood. It is inspired by dinner at Brio with a beautiful woman, and followed by a walk in the moonlight, well the light of the street lamps. It makes anyone upbeat. I’m so upbeat I’m going to tell you what I like about the Arkansas Razorbacks.

There are many things to like about Arkansas and the 2010 edition of the Arkansas Razorbacks. It is a great state with wonderful people. There is Walmart too, and who doesn’t like Walmart? You can buy a microwave at 3 a.m.—that might just be the greatest gift ever. Sure, Bill Clinton came from Arkansas, but it isn’t the state’s fault he was a little horny.

What I like about Arkansas is its offense. This is what a real offense looks like instead of the junk spread offenses so prevalent in football today. These guys can run a 2-minute drill. Ryan Mallett is a real quarterback. He needs to improve his accuracy in big games against the best defenses, but that has a lot to do with offensive line play. I like that Arkansas returns four of five along the offensive front. That should really help improve the quarterback’s play against teams with great defenses like an Alabama.

What I like about Arkansas is Bobby Petrino. He did not handle his exit from Atlanta very well, but he is a great coach. What is most impressive is that even though he is a successful offensive strategist, Petrino isn’t afraid of other ideas; he is open to learning and hired Nevada’s offensive coordinator Chris Klenakis as line coach. Fans saw some of Nevada’s Pistol formation in Alabama’s playbook, and Arkansas made use of it too. In his DVDs, Klenakis teaches how the pistol can be used for a power running game. If he helps the Arkansas running game and improves the offensive line, then the passing game will get just that much better for the Razorbacks.

I’m trying to think of something nice to say about the Arkansas defense. Perhaps the only good thing to say is that it can’t get much worse than 2009.