What is true, at least based on the comments of the Arkansas players at Wednesday’s Southeastern Conference Media Days, is how well everyone has coped with the firing of former coach Bobby Petrino.
The break between Arkansas athletic officials and Petrino back in April was highly publicized, to say the least, but after finding a replacement in John L. Smith and spring drills coming to an end, things have calmed down to a point.
Petrino’s exit — and its impact on the 2012 season — was the main focus for the three Razorbacks who traveled with Smith to the SEC’s annual press junket.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson, who was named a first-team quarterback by the SEC’s coaches last week, defensive end Tenarius Wright and running back Knile Davis all shared their opinion about the situation without ever disrespecting Petrino or the decision to let him go.
For Wilson, who called the situation interesting at the start, it was all about pulling together as a team back in the spring. (July 19, 2012, Page 7)