The Arkansas head coach answered the question along the line of his play calling. He said, "I'll pass on that one."
There were a couple of questions regarding special teams plays that have been the rage of the BCS games of the last week. Both coaches said they've been so busy with Cotton Bowl stuff that they have seen no games on television. But they did address the importance of special teams in their seasons.
Specifically, Petrino was asked about his confidence level in placekicker Zach Hocker.
"But to be honest, it's important to be good in all of the operations in the kicking situation -- they all have to work together with the snap, the hold, the kick and the protection. Those guys are very capable of winning a game at the end."
Snyder fielded the question about installing new things in regards to special teams with the long time off before a bowl.
"You always carry wrinkles," Snyder said. "You have them from the start and you work on them. They are there. How you use them determines what is next.
"As far as special teams, we would not have had the season we've had if our special teams were not prominent.
"It is an absolute must to prepare for the gadgets (in special teams). But you never know what they are so you work on a lot of things."
Petrino referenced the five touchdowns scored by the Hogs in special teams on the season and the two given up on punt returns in the two losses.
"Special teams have been a big part of our season," he said. "In the wins, they were really a factor. We returned five for touchdowns. We did a nice job in coverage except in the two losses."
The Hogs have lost special teams coordinator John L. Smith since the end of the season. Petrino promoted Steve Caldwell to that role and added aspects of special teams to other coaches.
"We've worked extra to give (Caldwell) time to do some of the things he wanted," Petrino said. "Every game plays a big part in special teams."
Both coaches talked about a common opponent as a key to the season. Arkansas rallied from a 35-17 halftime deficit to beat Texas A&M, 42-38, at Cowboys Stadium. K-State needed four overtimes to slip past A&M, 53-50.
The two quarterbacks -- Arkansas' Tyler Wilson and K-State's Collin Klein -- used those two games to turn heads with huge performances.
Wilson passed for a school-record 510 yards and four TDs. Klein, beat up and out of practice most of the previous three weeks, ran it 35 times for 103 yards and five TDs. He also passed for a career-high 281 yards.
"The A&M game for them," Snyder said, "as I watched tape of it, was dramatic and gave me the realization of what this Arkansas football team is all about. That same game gave our season a solidifying direction of where we were going."
Petrino recalled the halftime of the A&M game.
"The leadership of our team showed up," he said. "I remember the way Jarius Wright really stepped up at halftime and the adjustments the defensive coaches made. But more than that how that game brought out our competitive spirit and it carried us the rest of the season."
There was a second chance for coaches to confirm that they had not watched any bowl games on television. Had they seen the many references from commentators about the value of winning a bowl game to set things for the following season?
"I haven't seen any games," Snyder said. "But I understand the statement. Sure it can.
"If you finish the season with a win, you use that to motivate your players for the offseason. If you don't, you play off that as well. You do whatever you can to motivate your players for the offseason.
"Regardless, you find ways to get your players to respond, either to a win or a loss."
Petrino said, "I didn't see that either. But for us it's about how you finish the season for the seniors and how you start the next season for your underclassmen. Certainly, for us, we would like to send these seniors out with a victory. It is the group that has done so much to set the standards for how we are going to work and done so much for our program."