Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/3/12
Let’s take a position-by-position look at the Arkansas Razorbacks, who begin practice for the 2012 season this week in steamy hot Fayetteville. But first, we must acknowledge that there are some “X” factors that will or at least could have a major impact on the Razorbacks’ upcoming season. 1.    Can Paul Petrino call plays and manage his offensive game plan as well as big brother Bobby did? The younger Petrino is a highly respected assistant coach and seems to have a great relationship with All-SEC QB Tyler Wilson; but, after two seasons of mixed results as offensive coordinator at Illinois, the jury is still out. We’ll know how good Paul Petrino is after the week 3 showdown with Alabama. 2.    Can Paul Haynes keep the defense playing like they did in the Cotton Bowl, when the Razorbacks dominated run-oriented Kansas State? If that bowl performance was a taste of what is to come, this could be a very good season for Arkansas. If not, it could range from disappointing to downrigh...
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