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Tyler Wilson won't have to look far for advice from a Petrino when No. 10 Arkansas opens its season against Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Arkansas assistant head coach Taver Johnson has done his best to put his blinders on for nearly two weeks now.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long made it perfectly clear what he expects from his staff as he put coach Bobby Petrino on leave for keeping him in the dark about a sordid-looking relationship with a female employee.
Illinois and Northwestern play for a trophy with no history, a two-year-old replica of Abe Lincoln's hat. The trickle of venom that flows between the two programs would make SEC fans snicker.
Juice Williams is gone and the guy who's being asked to replace him at Illinois after two bad seasons was barely a blip on the roster a year ago.
"It was just a freak accident. He wrecked," Paul Petrino said. "If that's most people, everyone would just be seeing him for a week in the hospital and taking care of him. (He) just happened to be who he is and the whole world knows about it. That's just kind of part of the deal, but he just wrecked on his motorcycle, so it's not like ... We're just thankful he's OK."
"That two-point play probably haunts me more than anything," Petrino said. "It feels like crap if you lost _ it doesn't matter how many points you score."