Team preview: Arkansas

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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In the days after Arkansas' win over Missouri in the Independence Bowl, one name kept popping up in Nebraska's quest for a replacement for Frank Solich: Houston Nutt.

It seemed incredible at the time. Houston Nutt? On further inspection, however, Nutt's candidacy made sense. Looking for a guy with passion? Check, that's Nutt. Looking for a guy who can recruit? Check. Looking for a guy who has shown he can take a less than loaded cupboard and win big? Check. Looking for a guy who can make a downtrodden program seem excited? Again, check.