Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Coach: Programs are fragile
Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino (right) told the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club on Wednesday that coaches had told game officials during the Ole Miss game that the Razorbacks would be running a play where they would move a lineman out on the field. Despite the advance warning, Arkansas was penalized on the play, which negated a touchdown pass to Austin Tate.
Tulsa Coach Bill Blankenship opened up more than the average coach when asked this week about how a single incident — such as former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle wreck and subsequent firing — could seemingly have such a profound effect on a program.
Sports, Pages 22 on 11/01/2012
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