After Tyler Wilson threw a 60-yard touchdown pass Saturday afternoon in Arkansas' annual intrasquad spring game, the star quarterback trotted off the field with a huge grin.
It was a welcomed sight for a record spring crowd of 45,250 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. It was nearly two weeks earlier that athletic director Jeff Long almost shed tears when he announced the firing of coach Bobby Petrino after Petrino's embarrassing lies about his motorcycle wreck exposed an inappropriate relationship with a female subordinate.
But on this sunny day without a single cloud in the sky, the Petrino scandal was an afterthought as Wilson's Red team, consisting of starters, routed the White team of backups 65-0. The Red team won behind Wilson's 31-of-41 passing for 467 yards and two touchdowns, despite star tailback Knile Davis playing just one down as a precautionary measure.
"It was an awesome, awesome day," interim coach Taver Johnson said. "It was a great atmosphere and that is w...