Monday, January 2, 2012
Cotton Bowl provides rock star feel
By Edward Aschoff
Jake Bequette doesn't exactly have the rock star look, but feels like one this week.
It isn't anything Arkansas' senior defensive end is necessarily doing that has him living the high life. It's the fact that Arkansas has moved down to Texas to continue its preparation for the AT&T Cotton Bowl and is working out inside of luxurious Cowboys Stadium, or "Jerry's World."
From the enormous video board to the Hollywood atmosphere and clientele, Jerry's World is something else to Bequette, and just being inside it makes him feel famous.
"It's pretty crazy," Bequette said. I'll never forget the first time I showed up and saw it. You have to see it to believe it.
"Everything is so nice and top of the line from top to bottom."
It should also make him feel pretty confident. The Razorbacks have won three straight inside Cowboys' stadium, including a thrilling 42-38 win against Texas A&M back in October.
"We've got good memories of this place," Bequette said.
He said he and his teammates love playing inside a football fanatic's dream house, and Bequette is hoping his final act with the Razorbacks ends with a standing ovation from those dressed in red.