The most pressing revolves around Ryan Mallett's decision whether or not to enter the NFL Draft. Mallett finished his first season under center for the Razorbacks with an 8-5 record as a starter. He passed for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns but struggled in losses to Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss – all on the road.
"There's always stuff to work on," Mallett said following the game Saturday night. "We need to become more knowledgeable of the game as a whole unit. I don't think that will be a problem with all the film study we'll do. There's little things we need to work on – I think we've got the plays down. If we work on everything else, we'll be fine."
So does that mean Mallett will be back to work with that group in the spring?
"I'm going to celebrate this win with my teammates," Mallett said. "I promise I'll let you know when I decide something."
If he does return it will be a major lift to an Arkansas offense that is expected to return up to nine other starters next season. The Razorbacks ranked in the top 15 nationally in total offense, scoring offense and passing offense this year.
The deadline for underclassmen to enter the NFL Draft is Jan. 15. Mallett and tight end D.J. Williams submitted their names to the NFL Advisory Committee last month to gage interest from pro teams, which is not unusual among talented underclassmen.
Williams, a preseason Mackey Award candidate for the nation's best tight end, didn't put up as big numbers in 2009 as he did in 2008, but coaches have said it was because of a combination of more attention to him and more experienced receivers around him.
Along with questions surrounding players' futures, Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino also has the future of his staff to worry about. The Razorbacks went through the Liberty Bowl down a full-time coach after former offensive coordinator Paul Petrino took a similar position at Illinois last month.
Bobby Petrino promoted quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee to offensive coordinator immediately but his younger brother also served as the team's wide receivers coach. Arkansas graduate assistant Chip Long coached the receivers in the bowl game.
FootballCoachScoop.com reported last month that Petrino had already interviewed Central Florida receivers coach and former UTEP offensive coordinator Eric Price for the position. Interest in the position is thought to be high, especially with the Razorbacks coming off a bowl win.
"I think it was a great bowl experience for us," Petrino said. "I thought we did a great job leading up to Christmas and being able to get our young guys a lot of work and a lot of reps, and video it all so they'll be able to watch themselves over the winter."
The vacant position is expected to be filled quickly following the bowl game as the staff hits the final stretch toward National Signing Day just a month from Sunday.
Arkansas currently has 15 verbal commitments in the 2010 class and is expected to sign between 19 to 21 players on Feb. 3.
Then, of course, there's the 2010 football season to discuss. The kickoff with Tennessee Tech is just 248 days away.