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Bevy of Razorbacks Return for Monday Night Football

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Bevy of Razorbacks Return for Monday Night Football

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback football participated in its second day of two-a-day-practices on Monday to begin the second week of fall camp. The Hogs began the morning practice at 9:50 a.m. on the practice fields just south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. After 25 minutes outside, practice was moved inside to the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion for an additional hour of practice. Monday morning, the Hogs found themselves participating in numerous drills involving special teams and the passing game. The evening portion of practice began at 6:50 p.m. and was contested for an hour and forty-five minutes on the practice fields under the lights. “We had a good, long practice tonight,” head coach Houston Nutt said. “The way we practiced today, we got a lot out of them today. It takes a man to go through practice like this everyday. This is where the grind comes in; this is where you are looking for the focus; this is where you are looking for the concentration. Who is going to jump off-sides, who is going to take care of the ball, who is going to line up properly and play at 100 miles per hour? That’s what we are looking for during this week.” Nutt and his staff had more to look aton Mondayas three Razorbacks made their return to practice on Monday. London Crawford, Casey Dick and Michael Smith participated in portions of practice after being unable to practice over the weekend due to various injuries. “(Casey Dick) got about a half a practice in,” Nutt said. “He was throwing the ball well early and just tightened up. Dean (Weber, Arkansas’ Director of Athletic Training) has got to help us there. Dean and Casey will be honest and up front with us. (Casey) wants to get on the field and I know it’s frustrating. (Casey) is doing all he can. But I was glad to see him on the field tonight.” After a long day of practice, Nutt had plenty to digest with what he saw on the field. Offensively, the receivers and backs are continuing to compete and jockey for a starting spot, especially with the return of Crawford and Smith, and the defense is looking as quick as ever. “Rod Coleman made some good catches today,” Nutt said. “Marcus Monk has been very consistent. Overall, I saw the defense swarming. I saw the defense play awfully fast and it shows then can do it. What we want to do is do it every time we step on the field. Felix Jones had a few nice draws tonight and a couple of screens. He’s doing very well. Peyton (Hillis) has been very consistent and practicing very hard. Our offensive line is staying together and getting better. The defense brought a lot today and we need that. That is just good work.” The Razorbacks will return to the practice fields at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Fans are reminded of the Aug. 19 scrimmage that will be held at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.



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