Or a running back or a lineman or a quarterback, the spot he will coach this time around.
That was one thing he was known his first stint at Arkansas in 2008 and 2009 before heading off to Illinois to take the OC job.
"There will still be times that you will see it," Petrino said. "I'm still the coordinator and there will be a couple of times where I will chase the wide receivers or chase the running backs. That's just my personality. You just want see it every time like you used to…I still try to bring energy to the team and the offense."
"He's stepped in right away," Wilson said. "It is the same offense, same terminology, same words really. Really the only difference is just the personality and dealing with him every day in the meeting. When I was here first I knew him as a receiver coach. It's different having him in the quarterback room, but I enjoy it. I think it is a real positive for us.
"He is real firey and has got a lot of energy," Wilson added. "I think he brings a lot of energy to the offense and that is what we need."
Senior wideouts Joe Adams and Jarius Wright relish having him back.
"He will chase anybody that has the ball," Adams said. "I love it. It feels like he was never gone. He has just stepped right in."
Wright says he loves to have the familiar voice that he heard in his ear his first two years at Arkansas.
"It is great to have him back," Wright said. "It is going to be a real positive for the team."
Petrino was hired earlier this week to replace Garrick McGee, who was named the new head coach at UAB.
"It's been fun, it's been exciting," Petrino said. "It's nice to be out there and be around the players again.
"Anytime when you enjoy coaching and you can go out on the field and practice and fly around and coach, you enjoy it," Petrino added. "It's been a lot of fun."
Petrino loves the way the youngsters he left have turned into some of the SEC and nation's best talents.
"A lot of them were so young when I left and they were getting better and getting better," Petrino said, "but (now) it is just the whole talent level, the whole team and just the speed of the team – it's a lot better. Everything's faster and they are older and more mature. It's just nice to be around all that talent."
He admits that having a knowledge of those players and the offense has made his transition easier.
"That makes it easier to just step in and go and also already knowing the offense," Petrino said. "It would be hard to come in and lead if you were still trying to learn what you were teaching. But with the ability to already know what is going on and already have coached those players and them trusting me and then trusting me, it makes it easier to do."
Petrino loves the way currently injured tailback Knile Davis has developed since he left.
"He looks good and it will be great to have him back," Petrino said. "Anytime you can have a running back like that in your offense, it's real nice and makes it easier for everybody else."
Petrino lauded the effort of the Razorbacks the first two days.
"We have had two good practices and they are working hard," Petrino said. "We are going to try to go out there every day and have great preparation and a great attitude and work hard."
Petrino has been doing some research on Kansas State.
"I have studied them quite a bit," Pwtrino said. "Not all the way because I haven't started exactly game-planning them yet. But I have studied them a lot.
"They are a good team, but there are definitely things that we have already…we have some plays we think are going to be good against them."
He had worked with Tyler Wilson and Brandon Mitchell and is familiar with true freshman quarterback Brandon Allen.
"I think Brandon Mitchell is real athletic and does a good job throwing the ball and has had two good days of practice," Petrino said. "Young Allen is special. He has got a chance to be really good and he has looked good in practice for two days."