FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback football continued fall camp with a two-hour practice on Tuesday morning. The team worked in full pads on the practice fields just south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Arkansas participated in drills working with the running game, the passing game, special teams and tackling drills.
“We had a pretty good day today,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “I think we have improved since Sunday’s scrimmage. We are correcting our mistakes and moving forward.”
Brandon Barnett made his return to the practice field after suffering a knee injury. With Barnett’s return, in a limited manner, he joins Chip Gregory, Dennis Johnson and De’Anthony Curtis, among others, in a solid running back corp.
“Our running backs can catch the ball, all of them, and they adjust well to the ball,” Petrino said. “I think that’s as big as the hands, being able to open your hips, adjust to the ball when it’s behind you, adjust when it’s high and keep your balance. They can all do that, and we’re going to need to utilize them in the passing game.”
Tight end Ben Cleveland is another important Razorback returning from injury. Cleveland adds depth to a tight end group that includes Andrew Davie and D.J. Williams.
“Ben’s gotten better,” Petrino said. “He’s shown a lot of improvement in the passing game. I’ve been really happy with the way he’s been catching the ball in traffic. His speed on his routes has really improved. He now has to make those same strides in the running game and be a reliable blocker when we run the ball and a protector when we throw the ball.”
Razorback football will return to the practice field Wednesday for another two-a-day starting at 9 a.m. The second practice will begin at 4 p.m. Visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com for updated information on Arkansas’ fall camp.