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Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:13 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The SEC West is going to be rather tough again in 2012. Arkansas, which found out earlier this week that running back Knile Davis would be returning from a knee injury next year, got some more good news on Friday. Quarterback Tyler Wilson will be returning to Arkansas for his senior season.

“I have decided to stay at Arkansas for the 2012 season because I am extremely excited for what this team has the opportunity to accomplish and to finish earning my degree," said Wilson in a release. "After the feedback I received, the decision was difficult to make. Ultimately, the chance to complete my academics and play one more season as a Razorback were  compelling reasons for me to remain in Fayetteville. This past year was great for us with 11 wins and a top-five finish and we want to build on that. The group of players we have returning has high expectations and wants to work hard to compete for championships. Although my goal is to play in the NFL, I believe I can benefit greatly from another year of working with Coach (Bobby) Petrino and Coach Paul Petrino. I am excited to be able to spend one more season at a university where the leadership shows a tremendous amount of support and the passion of the fans is the best in the country.”

Wilson took over as Arkansas' starting quarterback in 2011 after Ryan Mallett left for the NFL, and had great season for the Razorbacks. He finished the year throwing for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns for an offense that averaged 36.8 points per game.

Considering that Wilson will have a full year of experience under his belt heading into 2012 and the return of Knile Davis, an Arkansas team that finished the season 11-2 -- with those losses coming to Alabama and LSU -- and ranked fifth in the country will be a darkhorse candidate to be the SEC's newest national champion. 

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Since: Nov 7, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:23 am

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

This is a BIG plus for Arkansas.. Tyler Wilson is a big contributer to the high powered SEC Offense that Arkansas has. He is an accurate and smart passer with one one the highest pass rating in the nation.. Congrates Arkansas fans and ROLL TIDE!!

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:12 am

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

Now Petrino only needs to come up with an SEC-worthy defense.  That is what will be the real key to being able to finish tops in the SEC West.  Short of a defensive team capable of taking down LSU and Alabama, Arkansas will likely be just the team with the SEC's best quarterback.

Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:06 am

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

Davis broke his ankle last year in the pre-season....he did not have a knee injury

Since: Oct 18, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:47 pm
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Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 4:31 pm

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

Great news!

The best QB in the SEC returns.  Tyler is not only a talented Quarterback, but a CLASSY one.  He has no ego, no attitude problem(s), and he puts his team and fans first.  Arkansas and it's family are privileged to have Mr.Wilson as it's signal`caller.

With Tyler, Knile and Cobi returning on offense, the Hogs should once again win several games and put up big points; however, the losses at WR won't be easy to replace - even with the talent coming in to fill those gaps...  replacing Joe "the jet" Adams, JWright and Greg Childs would be hard for any team.  IF the defense and it's new coordinator can improve the scheme, and put the talent on the field to replace DE "BIG" Jake Bequette and LB Jerry Franklin, the Razorbacks are looking at 9+ wins for 2012.
But considering what we are losing to the NFL/graduation, it may be very difficult to overcome I fear.

At any rate, 2012 should be a another good year for the Hogs on the football field. 

[Now if Mike Anderson could just get another great recruiting class like last year's, maybe we can get back to our winning ways and rightful place on the basketball court; (it's DAMN HARD to do it with an entire team of true freshmen)]


;     &nbs

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:21 pm

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

Great choice!!! Wilson will clearly be the top QB in the SEC...

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:24 pm

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas

must've been petrino's pig sooie hog calling that made him stay, ehh?

Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:29 pm

Tyler Wilson returning to Arkansas


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