Defense plays vanilla, to its strengths

Posted: August 6, 2012 at 3:37 a.m.

Arkansas Coach John L. Smith likes the depth the Razorbacks have up front on defense and the fact he believes the team can play a more fundamental defense and have opposing offenses earn yardage.

Back in 1974 as Coach Frank Broyles’ Razorbacks continued massively integrating, linebackers coach Harold Horton in practice called out the “vanilla defense” signaled by defensive coordinator Jimmy Johnson.

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Sports, Pages 16 on 08/06/2012