Some random thoughts after the Razorbacks’ loss on the road to South Carolina.
- Saturday in Columbia was full of a lot of ‘firsts’. WR Keon Hatcher (first reception, first touchdown), WR Demetrius Wilson (first career touchdown), CB Tevin Mitchell (first career interception) and LB Otha Peters (first career start) will all remember Saturday forever.
- If you have a weakness on defense, Steve Spurrier will find and exploit it. The ol’ ball coach continually worked the middle of the field with his tight ends, leaving freshman linebackers Peters and A.J. Turner in tough cover situations all day.
- From Tom Murphy’s story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette…
Asked if it would have been a good game to get freshman quarterback Brandon Allen some snaps, Paul Petrino replied, “I don’t know. I kept Tyler in, so if you want to criticize me, criticize me. I’m not going to change my answer.”
Situations like this is where you miss a head coach that has a lick of common sense. Egregious mistake (again), and another opportunity lost for Allen.
Of course, we can’t possibly mention everything that was “Good, Bad and Ugly.” What did we leave out?