Expect Hogs, Tide to open up playbook

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As good as Alabama has been on defense this season, Nick Saban conceded earlier this week that the Crimson Tide haven't shown a lot of their different packages.

Several of the Alabama players also hinted that Arkansas could expect to see some things the Hogs haven't seen on tape this season.

Staying away from negative yardage plays will be key for the Hogs, who want no part of being in third-and-long a bunch on Saturday.

Arkansas also hasn't had to show a whole lot on offense, although Saban said what makes Bobby Petrino's offense so difficult to defend is how multiple he is.

You have to prepare for everything, because the Hogs will run just about anything out of any formation.