After spending the past 18 months at Arkansas — without having taken a snap yet for the Razorbacks in an official game — quarterback Ryan Mallett has become somewhat of an urban legend.
The stories about Mallett’s talents are kind of like the campus rumors about moving vans pulling into Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino’s driveway every night. You know, just in case Petrino wants to go somewhere in a hurry.
Mallett’s teammates have been gushing about his talent ever since he transferred to Arkansas from Michigan in January 2008. Mallett sat out the 2008 season under NCAA transfer rules, and spent most of last fall working against the first-team defense as the Hogs’ scout-team quarterback. [read more]