The electrifying Texan could spell starter Jordan Jefferson and also might be lined up as a receiver and used to run back kicks and punts.
Coach on the Rise
Bobby Petrino :: Arkansas
Working mostly under the radar in the loaded SEC, the second-year man will attract attention once the Razorbacks upset a conference power.
Coach on the Hot Seat
Gene Chizik :: Auburn
His 5-19 record at Iowa State made him an unpopular choice, but he has recruited well in the new job. Will Auburn fans give him time to turn things around?
Arkansas has replaced the grass at Reynolds Razorback Stadium with a synthetic surface that coach Bobby Petrino expects will give his skill-position players an edge. "With what we ask our players to do with the timing and the passing and precision and speed of the running game, I think it will be an advantage for us," says Petrino ... Auburn began preseason practice with a quarterback quandary for the second consecutive season. Junior Kodi Burns and senior Chris Todd, who split the job last year, are back, and junior Neil Caudle, who attempted five passes in '08, is in the mix. What's more, three true freshmen will crowd the QB meeting room, including Sulphur Springs, Texas, product Tyrik Rollison, who was ranked the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2009 by Rivals.com ... How long did Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne need to realize that Dan Mullen was the right man to coach the Bulldogs? "Twenty or 30 minutes," Byrne said of the former Florida offensive coordinator, who impressed the AD with his preparation and master plan early in an eight-hour meeting at an Atlanta hotel. A day later Mullen got the job. -- Andy Staples
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