Fans who have attended practices over the last two weeks may have noticed the Hogs sprinkling in a few plays from a new formation.
The Pistol formation, which is a hybrid of the shotgun and single back look, has the quarterback stand 3-4 yards behind the center, with a running back lined up directly behind him. Runs, draws, counters and play action can all be executed via the Pistol.
The Razorbacks join a growing list of colleges — including Ohio State, LSU and Indiana — who are running variations of the formation made popular by the Nevada Wolf Pack and Coach Chris Ault. Even the Kansas City Chiefs ran some Pistol plays last season with mobile quarterback Tyler Thigpen at the helm.
All in all, a very interesting lookâ€¦just another bullet in the Bobby Petrino arsenal.