Gus Malzahn pulled Mitch Mustain aside, at what the quarterback called the "Parade Magazine deal" in New York, and apologized. He had to catch a flight.
Sure, there had been rumors. But now, Arkansas coach Houston Nutt had reached Malzahn, Mustain's high school coach, with an offer. And soon, Malzahn would have his own presser: introduced as offensive coordinator at Arkansas.
"I had to think about what this meant for me," Mustain said.