Paul Petrino: "We want to win it all."
Posted by: Pete Roussel on March 25, 2012
After a week-long spring break, Arkansas resumes practice on Tuesday.
Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Paul Petrino, who spent the last two years at Illinois, has one thing on his mind.
Petrino told the Great Falls Tribune, "I came back to be with my brother and to win. We want to win it all."
Bold words, but he feeling around Fayetteville is that the Razorbacks may have their best opportunity.
The schedule seems favorable with Alabama and LSU both coming to Fayetteville. Quarterback Tyler Wilson is destined for a huge season and under new defensive coordinator Paul Haynes, the Hogs limited Kansas State to 87 rushing yards, 4 of 15 third-down conversions, and 260 total yards in the Cotton Bowl win over the Wildcats.
The defense appeared to have a different feel than under former defensive coordinator Willy Robinson.
Paul Petrino enjoyed the Big Ten, but the opportunity to return to Arkansas made sense. With Garrick McGee's departure to UAB as the head coach and Ron Zook's dismissal at Illinois, the timing was right.
Petrino said, "Yes, it was good. We set a school record for scoring and led the Big Ten my first year. I went there to try to get a head job, but it didn't work out that way."
Arkansas hosts Jacksonville State in the 2012 season-opener. The next four games are against ULM, Alabama, Rutgers, and at Texas A&M.
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