Hello from Cobb County, Ga. I mention my location so we’re clear: I am not in Fayetteville, Ark. Though I have been to Fayetteville, Ark., which is a nice enough place but kind of remote. When I went, I flew into Tulsa, which is in Oklahoma and which was the home of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing.
But enough about that Bob. We can go no further without speaking of Bob Petrino, popularly known as Bobby. He’s popular the moment in Arkansas, less so in Georgia. Perhaps you remember him passing through.
Petrino is in Year 2 at his latest stop, and this is being hailed as a breakthrough game for Travelin’ Bob. It reminds me a bit of a road game Georgia played in 2007 — at Tuscaloosa in late September at a time when Alabama was unbeaten Saban Mania was at its most maniacal. But the Bulldogs won that night in OT on Matthew Stafford’s pass to Mikey Henderson, and that edition of the Tide promptly went in the tank.
I’m not saying the same thing is going to happen to Arkansas