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Petrino has high expectations for Hogs defense

By: AP
By: AP

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bobby Petrino might be known for his
offenses, but the Arkansas coach says it's time for the Razorbacks'
defense to shine.

Arkansas wrapped up practice with its spring game on April 16 in
front of 42,000 in Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Quarterbacks Tyler
Wilson and Brandon Mitchell continued their competition to replace
Ryan Mallett, but both struggled at times against the veteran
Arkansas defense.

The defense's superiority was a theme throughout much of spring
practice, thanks in large part to nine returning starters on a unit
that finished fifth in the Southeastern Conference last season.

The Razorbacks allowed 31.2 points per game in Petrino's first
season in 2008, but they lowered that to 25.1 in 2009 and 23.4 last
season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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