That's certainly going to be the case on Friday when some "60 to 80" members of Anderson and wife Marcheita's family roll into Fayetteville for the season opener.
The Razorbacks, fresh off two exhibition wins, will open the Anderson tenure and the 2011-2012 regular season by hosting USC-Upstate Friday night at 7 p.m.
"We have got a crew (coming in)," Anderson said. "We are probably going to have – it could be 60, it could be 80. My wife is from Tulsa and I have some family that want to come up (from Birmingham) for the first game. I am sure they are excited."
In honor of Friday being Veteran's Day, military personnel, past and present, will be admitted free to the game by presenting their military identification.
"I have welcomed those guys back and they have been to practices and they've been in the locker room," Anderson said. "They have been encouraging these guys, especially the guys that played for Coach Richardson and actually went through the regiments that it takes to play at this level…It will be like a big-time reunion and we can have a reunion every time we play."
Anderson hopes to show them all very specific thing.
"We just want to create chaos," Anderson said. "We want the game to be 94 feet up and down the floor…The higher the score the better for us."
USC-Upstate is located in Spartansburg, S.C., and has nine returnees from a team that struggled to a 5-25 record last season under head coach Eddie Payne.
The leading returner for Spartans is sophomore Torrey Craig (6-6, 215) while sophomore Ricardo Glenn (6-8, 246) is another returning starter.
"I just know the coach Eddie Payne, he has been around quite a while," Anderson said. "…It is a team that is bringing some size and they have nothing to lose and everything to gain."
Anderson has stressed to his team that all their hard work in the off-season was done to get to this point.
"Now we get to the real season, everything is 0-0," Anderson said. "Guys have been working extensively since late August to get to this point.
"I brought that to their attention – all the running, all the conditioning, all the two-a-days, all the sprints, all the practices – lead up to this moment here," Anderson added.
Arkansas used late sprees in both of its exhibition games to beat Texas A&M-Commerce (97-70) and Christian Brothers (76-54).
"I thought the first game Texas A&M-Commerce really took fight to us and were physical and kind of exposed us in terms of some things that we had to shore up," Anderson said. "Those are things we are going to continue to shore up throughout the year.
"In the game last night, I thought it required us to have patience on our defense," Anderson added. "When you have a team that is going to milk it down to the last five seconds of the clock, that test your patience.
"I thought we did a good job adjusting in the second half and I also thought we did a good job of some things in the half court and that was good to see," Anderson continued. "We took advantage of the size advantage we had and attacked the glass and did a good job of sharing the basketball. I thought we were just active and our bench played well."
The Razorbacks' listed starters are sophomore guards Rickey Scott and Mardracus Wade, junior guard Julyess Nobles, junior forward Marshawn Powell and senior forward Michael Sanchez.
But Anderson said it will be Friday before he actually finalizes a starting five from his 10 scholarship players and one walk on.
"That will be a game-time decision," Anderson said. "I think we mixed and matched even in exhibition games."
Powell, who was named a second-team preseason All-SEC selection by the league's coaches on Wednesday, had 26 points in his team's win on Monday.
"Hopefully it is a testament to what Marshawn has done up to this point and hopefully he can be even higher at the end of the year," Anderson said. "The stage is set so we will see what takes place. I am excited for him that the coaches recognize that he has the talent."