Malzahn's Goals

New University of Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn has plans to make the Razorbacks' offense a high-scoring and fun one for players and fans alike next season.

It's no secret what new University of Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn wants to do with both his current players and those he will be trying to land before the Feb. 1 national signing date.

Basically score points and have fun just as his Springdale team did while going 14-0, winning a state championship and scoring nearly 50 points per game this past high school season.

"I am just going to sell myself and sell what we are going to do next year," Malzahn said at the press conference announcing his hire.

"We were one of the most successful teams in the country and we got a chance to coach three of the top quarterbacks in the country - two of then are in the national record books and one of them is the top player in the country."

Malzahn will have offensive weapons like quarterback Casey Dick, backs Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis along with wideouts like Marcus Monk and Cedric Washington and Cedric Logan to begin with.

"I will sell the vision of the dream on what we are going to do on Saturdays next year," Malzahn said. "We are going to run the offense and have fun doing it."

He'll also have his shot in the near future to try and bring his former Springdale players in quarterback Mitch Mustain (6-3, 200), wideout Damian Williams (6-2, 180) and tight end Ben Cleveland (6-4, 230) into the Razorbacks' fold to join wideout Andrew Norman (6-2, 180).

Norman and Mustain committed to the Razorbacks in Arkansas - although Mustain has since re-opened his recruitment while Williams and Cleveland committed to Florida.

"I work for the University of Arkansas now and I am going to do everything in my power to recruit the kind of kids that will help us be successful on Saturday," Malzahn said.

While certainly he will recruit those players and others, he is also busting at the seems to get in the film room now and on the practice field in the spring.

"I am going to get in the film room and starting watching tape on all of our (Arkansas') games last season, how they other SEC teams defended us and what we can find to work against them," Malzahn said. "It's something I really enjoy and view as a challenge.

"I wish we could start spring practice tomorrow so I could get out there and start showing our guys things," Malzahn said. "I think it is going to be easy for them to pick up and they are going to enjoy what we are going to do."

Hawgs Daily Top Stories