Today, while on a routine training mission, Derek and his flight crew observed one of the U of A lier jets parked at the Texarkana Regional airport. They joked about whether or not Coach Petrino was in town. Later, while standing in line for lunch at a local restaurant, Coach Petrino and Coach Allen walked in and stood in line behind them. Derek was able to greet Coach Petrino with a handshake and welcome him to Arkansas. Coach Petrino was very nice and visited with them a bit about their mission while in Iraq. They joked about how the Arkansas Guard was paired up with the Florida Guard in Iraq and then losing to the Gators in the SEC Championship while they were deployed and getting grief from the Florida guys. Coach Petrino assured them they were working on the necessary adjustments to defeat the Gators in the next game. Derek, of course, didn't have a camera on him. What a great picture it would have been. I reminded him that Kelly would not have that picture of herself with MC Hammer had she not always been carrying her camera and how important it is to always be prepared! Ha! Anyway, I thought this was a great story. Derek was busting at the seams to tell me about it when he walked in the door this evening. Go Hogs!