FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - As a young coach trying to make his
way in the college ranks, Bobby Petrino paid close attention to
then-Florida coach Steve Spurrier.
Petrino studied video of the Gators' Fun-n-Gun offense, watching
for details he could incorporate into his own passing offense. The
studying paid off for Petrino, whose offenses finished in the top
10 nationally in each of his four seasons at Louisville.
"I've got a tremendous amount of respect for coach Spurrier,"
Petrino said. "He's certainly put a huge stamp in the passing game
Now in his third year as the coach at Arkansas, Petrino once
again has one of the top offenses in the country. The No. 17
Razorbacks (6-2, 3-2 SEC) are ninth nationally in total offense
(487.4) and second in passing (360.2).
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