Gus Malzahn wants to play Arkansas, but didn't want the information to go public
Posted by: Pete Roussel on August 20, 2012
Gus Malzahn wants to play the University of Arkansas every year at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Malzahn didn't intend for the news to become public knowledge, but the Arkansas media dug into the head coach's phone records to uncover the information. The intention was not to man-up and challenge the Razorbacks.
Malzahn told radio host Chris Vernon on ESPN 92.9 in Memphis on Monday, "Yea, how about that. You get your phone records (pulled), and they find out you made some calls. I wasn't actually trying to promote that, but at the same time, we definitely reached out and we think it would be a very positive thing for this state, to play a game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock every year.
"I think that will happen in the future. I'm not going to sit here and push it and try to be a divider and all that, but we did want to reach out and see if they'd be interested."
Arkansas State opens the season at Oregon on Saturday night September 1. Kick-off is set for 7:30 PT, which is 9:30 CT.
Thus, the Red Wolves scrimmaged this past Saturday night at 9:30 pm CT.
Malzahn said, "Chip Kelly's got the same philosophy as I do. I mean, he's going to put the hammer down. We're in a unique situation. .... We're going to have to get some turnovers and we're going to have to make some plays to have a chance to win, but there's no doubt, it could be a long night as far as the number of plays and how long it takes to play the game."
Less than two weeks away from the season-opener, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and running backs / special teams coordinator Eli Drinkwitz are working to settle on some personnel decision.
Meanwhile, cameras are lurking. Here's how it's all going down.
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