August 2, 2006

Center and guards return

Arkansas returns three starters on the interior offensive line. The guards, Robert Felton and Stephen Parker, already have two years of starting experience under their belts. The starting center was named a Rivals.com Freshman All-American after last season.

Parker was named second-team pre-season All-SEC by the coaches and Felton was named to the third-team. Backup right guard Chase Pressley has a good deal of experience on both sides of the ball. Mitch Petrus was a surprise walk-on who played last season and backup center Jeremy Harrell is one of the team's hardest workers. Colin Tucker is a talented redshirt freshman who figures into the rotation. Offensive line coach Mike Markuson has some adjusting to do with the blocking scheme, but his lines are typically strong - especially when several starters return like this year.

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