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Petrino says he's learned from Spurrier

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has a lot of respect for the man he's about to face this week.

When Steve Spurrier was at Florida, Petrino was just beginning to build his coaching resume. Spurrier was one of the men he tried to learn from.

"I was pretty young in the profession," Petrino said. "Went there, spent some time, got all their video for a number of years, and really stole some ideas from him, implemented some of the stuff he's done."

Petrino and the Razorbacks travel to play Spurrier and South Carolina this weekend.

"He's a great football coach and certainly changed a lot of college football today with their success in throwing the ball and everything they did when he was at Florida," Petrino said.