It’s not just the Razorbacks’ redshirts who are benefitting from these extra bowl practices.
Second-year freshman backup quarterback Tyler Wilson is getting extra work, too, as Arkansas continues on-campus prepping for its Jan. 2 Liberty Bowl date with the East Carolina University Pirates in Memphis.
In fact, the Greenwood native said he’s taken some first-team turns during workouts that head coach Bobby Petrino has closed to media.
“Yesterday I got quite a bit,” Wilson said after the Razorbacks practiced Friday morning, “and today (Friday) I got most of all of them. I’m just happy with it and we’ve got to just continue to get better.”
With third-year sophomore Arkansas starting quarterback/second-team All-SEC quarterback Ryan Mallett pondering whether to return to Arkansas or declare for the NFL, any extra work would seem special for Wilson.
The second-year freshman says this is a special time to him whether he’s behind Mallett in 2010 or competing as the incumbent spring-practice quarterback if Mallett goes pro.
“I’m going to roll with whatever goes,” Wilson said. “I’m going to play like I’ve always played and when my opportunity comes, I’m going to make the most of it and be prepared when it does come. I greatly hope to be the starting quarterback one day. There’s not a day goes by that I don’t believe that and have that dream still alive. I’ll be ready to go when my opportunity comes.” [read more]