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Although talent is paramount, leadership on the field is very important.
On offense, Ryan Mallett and DeMarcus Love provided the leadership. On defense, it was Anthony Leon and Ramon Broadway that led the way for the Hogs.
Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee already acknowledged the lack of leadership and challenged the team to step it up. Running back Knile Davis is expected to step up on offense and the jury is still out on defense.
The emergence of a true leader on both sides of the ball will be important to the growth of this team.
There is good reason to be excited about the 2011 edition of the Arkansas Razorbacks, but only time will tell if they can compete for the top spot in the country.
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