Swanson lays foundation for success at Arkansas

AP Sports Writer

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Travis Swanson's theory on attaining success is simple: Don't make mistakes.

The Arkansas center has done much more than just avoid errors in his time with the Razorbacks, helping guide the team through the turmoil that followed the dismissal of former coach Bobby Petrino.

Now the senior hopes to end his career by helping Arkansas surprise its many skeptics under first-year coach Bret Bielema.

Swanson enters this year as a preseason first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, ready to begin his fourth straight season as a starter.

He has plenty of work to do, with Arkansas looking to pick up the pieces following last year's 4-8 record.

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