As eager as the Arkansas fans are to see Ryan Mallett at the controls of the Hogs’ offense this season, he’s just as eager to see what this offense can do fully stocked.
The first glimpse comes in Saturday’s opener against Missouri State in Little Rock.
It’s a great feeling, when you have 10 to 12 guys who can catch it or touch it at any time and go score, Mallett said. You gotta love that.
To say that Mallett has taken a circuitous route to being Arkansas’ starting quarterback is putting it mildly. Born in Batesville, Ark., he grew up an Arkansas fan and used to help park cars at games. He attended Houston Nutt’s camps as a kid and told everybody who would listen that he was going to play football, basketball and baseball for the Hogs one day.
When that day came, Mallett didn’t feel the situation was right for him at Arkansas. [read more]