by Max Brantley
With football season six weeks or so away, the sports pages of the SEC are ginning out reams of copy to sate fans. And speaking of reams:
An Alabama writer, preparing for former Arkansas coach Gus Malzahn's first year at Auburn, takes readers on an epic-length ride through Arkansas football history. Ah, the days of Houston Nutt, Gus Malzahn, Mitch Mustain, the Springdale Five, email wars, a controversial high school football book and more — updated with interviews of the key figures today on that high drama. Much of the discussion centers on Nutt's resistance to fully implementing Malzahn's offensive schemes.
A must for football nuts. For others? Maybe not so much. Interviews with Mustain's mother and Teresa Prewett, the Nutt pal who memorably stirred the pot back then, could have spiced up the story considerably.