FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas football team continued spring practice on Thursday afternoon, holding practice No. 8 outside on a 70-degree day. Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Robb Smith was available to the media after practice and spoke about his impressions from last week's first scrimmage.
"It told me that we're still a work in progress," Coach Smith said. "Right now we need to spend time cleaning up some things that we have already installed. I think we have a good baseline in and now as things move forward we have to get better playing situational football. We've got seven more opportunities and the spring game so we have to keep pushing forward and get where we need to be by fall camp."
Coach Smith also spoke about what the Razorbacks focused on in Thursday's practice.
"I think (head coach) Bret (Bielema) is doing a great job of teaching football IQ to our players," Coach Smith said. "The way you do that is you handle things in critical areas like third down and redzone situations. We had a lot of emphasis on that today and Tuesday, and that will really help us in the scrimmage on Saturday."
Arkansas is holding its second open scrimmage Saturday. The scrimmage begins inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at approximately 11:45 a.m. Gate 1 will open for fans at 11 a.m.
The Razorbacks will wrap up their spring practice sessions with the Red-White Spring Game on April 26. The Red-White Spring Game will be held in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and broadcast live on CST. Game time is 1 p.m., and admission is free.
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