ground game un­der re­pair

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

Petrino is known as one of the top of­fen­sive minds in col­lege foot­ball, but one as­pect of the Ra­zor­backs’ at­tack was not up to his stan­dards last sea­son — the run­ning game.

To rem­edy the prob­lem, Petrino hired of­fen­sive line coach Chris Kle­nakis away from Ne­vada. Kle­nakis was one of the orig­i­na­tors of the “Pis­tol” of­fense, which a year ago helped the Wolf Pack be­come the first team in NCAA his­tory to have three play­ers rush for more than 1,000 yards in a sea­son.

The Ra­zor­backs will have four run­ning backs to choose from, but the best could be Ron­nie Wingo Jr. The 6-foot-3-inch, 218-pound sopho­more av­er­aged 6.5 yards per carry last year, in­clud­ing a 62-yard touch­down run against Texas A&M.

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