Drawing strength from line

Front 4 seen as defense’s anchor

Posted: August 7, 2012 at 3:34 a.m.

Defensive end Chris Smith (left) is one of five Arkansas defensive linemen who started at least three games last season. Arkansas is trying to improve after ranking No. 9 in the SEC in defense in 2011.

Steve Caldwell hasn’t been coaching defensive ends at Arkansas as long as he did at Tennessee, but going into his third season with the Razorbacks, he can see continuity developing in practice.

Razorbacks Defensive Line Preview

Arkansas coach John L. Smith and junior defensive end Chris Smith preview the Razorbacks' defensive line in 2012. (By Matt Jones)
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Sports, Pages 17 on 08/07/2012