NEW ORLEANS — Today wrapped up the coordinators as Willy Robinson took the stage for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
His first question wasn’t about the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but instead about his time as an assistant coach on the New Orleans Saints staff. Robinson recalled that Katrina season, and reminded the local media that was asking how his first game in the Superdome will be Tuesday. The Saints moved to San Antonio for home operations, playing some home games in LSU’s Tiger Stadium.
Robinson also gave the media their quote of the day at the close. After addressing the growth of his defense from young and somewhat undermanned three years ago into a crucial component of Razorback success this season, Robinson responded in part about "what if’s" of this season with:
"If wishes were fishes, we’d never go hungry."
That great down home phrase was new to many of the younger media crowd, and served as a perfect close on Robinson’s time on the stage. You can see that and the entirity of his press conference here on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
The Arkansas media made the rounds of Razorback players asking about their thoughts on declaring early. Each one today, as yesterday, said they were focused on the Sugar Bowl first. Several have filed the paperwork for evaluation, but that has become a matter of practice these days for any program with top-flight athletes.OVERHEARD:In our clips today, Jake Bequette asked what he thought about the prospects for the game. "I hope it’s an ugly nasty game we win three-nothing. I hope it isn’t a quarterback battle," he laughed.Demario Ambrose at the close of the media session was asked by one of the Columbus TV stations if he could sing, and he closed his interview with a verse or two.Jerico Nelson had one of the larger audiences, as one would suspect as a former resident, and he discussed taking his teammates around to see some of "the real New Orleans."