FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas opened spring football practice Tuesday afternoon with a 22-period workout in shorts and helmets on the outdoor practice fields at the Fred W. Smith Football Center.
It marked the first of 15 spring practices. The Razorbacks are scheduled to practice three times a week for the next five weeks leading up to the annual Red-White Spring Game on April 29. The game will kick off at noon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and will air live on SEC Network. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tuesday’s practice saw several debuts as defensive line coach John Scott Jr., outside linebackers coach Chad Walker, and nine early enrollees went through their first practice as Razorbacks.
In addition, Paul Rhoads, who was promoted from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator in January, took in his first practice as head of the Razorback defense.
|2017 Early Enrollees|
Eleven players took the field wearing new jersey numbers.
|List of Spring Jersey Number Changes|
Ragnow Meets The Media
Senior center Frank Ragnow met with the media following practice.
The Razorbacks will return to the field this week on Thursday and Saturday. Saturday’s practice will be the first in full pads.