At first glance, Bobby Petrino’s goals for Arkansas this season seem quite modest.
All the second-year coach wants his Razorbacks to do is win their home games.
The catch? The way Petrino sees it, Arkansas, which posted a losing record in 2008 for the third time in five seasons, has eight home games.
“One of our goals is to win all our home games,” Petrino said. “That gives you a chance to do something special. Right now, we feel like we have three different home fields. We play five games in Fayetteville, two in Little Rock and now one in Dallas. Since (Dallas Cowboys owner) Jerry Jones is a graduate of Arkansas we’re claiming that as a home game.”
Arkansas plays Texas A&M on Oct. 3 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
Setting out to win at least eight games might sound like the Hogs have bitten off more than they can chew, but Petrino is confident his team is armed with better and more experienced personnel than when he arrived a year ago and is capable of making such strides. [read more]