Arkansas Caps Wednesday Workout With Sprints
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks worked out for two hours Wednesday afternoon in what head coach Houston Nutt called the best practice session of the preseason.
“We had our best one today,” Nutt said. “Everybody gave great effort. The defense was running around chasing the football. We’ve still got a long way to go, but we got better today. I loved our listening today. They did a good job taking in what we were teaching them.”
After spending an hour and a half in the Willard and Pat Walker Indoor Pavilion this morning, the Razorbacks shifted to the outdoor practice fields adjacent to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the afternoon session.
Despite scorching temperatures, Nutt praised the effort of several linemen during the conditioning drills that capped the workout.
“Jason Peters, Shawn Andrews and Bo Lacy were leading the sprints today,” Nutt said. “That’s what it’s about. Everybody working hard and trying to get better as a team.”
Nutt also addressed the status of Arrion Dixon who had missed several practices with a knee injury.
“Arrion had an MRI and it was negative,” Nutt said. “It’s just a sprained knee and we’re happy about that. We need everybody on the defensive front. We should have him back in about a week.”
The Razorbacks will practice once Thursday with that workout scheduled for 9 a.m. NCAA rules prohibit teams from having consecutive days with two practices each.
Arkansas will host Fan Day this Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fans will be able to get autographs and pictures with Razorbacks players and coaches. The Hogs will scrimmage inside Razorback Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. with the second and third team players receiving the majority of snaps in the scrimmage.
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