August 16, 2006

Johnson gets the nod

It was a big day in Fayetteville (Ark.) as junior quarterback Robert Johnson was named the starting quarterback out of fall camp for the second year in-a-row. And coaches believe this is a new and improved Johnson with more experience and a fresh start under two new offensive coaches.

Johnson earned the starting job last year but seemed to regress as the year went on until he was eventually benched in favor of true freshman Casey Dick for the final four games. Johnson struggled with clock management and vertical passing, but this fall he has been on target and appears more confident in his abilities. In last Saturday's spring game, he hit starting flanker Marcus Monk four times for 20-plus yard completions.

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