Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 11/27/11
Ryan Mallett is about as hardcore an Arkansas Razorbacks fan as you can imagine. Makes sense, considering he grew up rooting for the Hogs, then starred for them. So, would you believe that he actually rooted for (gasp) Texas at some point as a kid? He did. When former Longhorns star Vince Young was decimating USC in the BCS title game, that is. “Vince is from the same part of the country, so I always watched him growing up,” Mallett told me this week, somewhat shyly. “I’m not even supposed to be a Texas fan. But I like Vince. Vince was cool.” So, it was also kinda cool this week that Mallett joined backup Brian Hoyer in mimicking Young for the starters in practice. Young will start for the Eagles today, and Mallett’s goal was to present the big guys with a good look at what life will be like facing him. (more…)
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