Arkansas Opens Week With a Pair of Monday Prac
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After working out for just over an hour Monday morning, the Razorbacks capped the day with a two-hour practice session on the outdoor practice fields in hot, humid conditions.
Arkansas used the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion for the morning session before taking to the open air in the 3 p.m. workout.
Despite the hot temperatures that soared into the 90s, head coach Houston Nutt noted the team’s effort.
“It was a hot day today and we had some guys really push through it,” Nutt said. “Jeb Huckeba, Clarke Moore, Caleb Miller and Justin Scott worked hard. We’ve got some core guys that really stand up when things get tough.”
The quarterbacks caught Nutt’s eye during the two-hour practice as both Matt Jones and Ryan Sorahan made impressive throws.
“They (quarterbacks) threw the ball well today,” Nutt said. “They made some good reads on the coverage’s our defense threw at them. They did some really good things, especially in the nine-on-nine and red zone drills.”
Beginning the second week of preseason drills, Nutt credited the Razorbacks’ offensive line for the offenses’ success against the defense.
“It all has to do with those seniors on the offensive line,” Nutt said. “They are picking up blitzes when normally they are missing them at this stage of practice. They have been working together and building chemistry. They have been doing an excellent job of picking up what we’re giving up and that makes you feel so much better about where we are as a team.”
The Razorbacks will practice once Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Arkansas will have Fan Day this Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Hogs will scrimmage inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 6 p.m. following the afternoon’s autograph and picture session with fans. First team players are slated for only a minimum of snaps while second and third team players receive the majority of playing time during the scrimmage.
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