FAYETTEVILLE — Day two of fall camp for the 10th-ranked University of Arkansas football team kicked off on Friday with a pair of practices. The newcomers practiced in the afternoon and veterans practiced in the evening.
Special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell praised the team as he addressed the media. “We are off to a really good start, especially with the varsity guys,” Caldwell said. “After our drill work, it might have been the best day of drills, in the three years that I’ve been here, that I have been a part of. A lot of that is that these guys have been in the system, that I have worked them in, in the last three seasons.” Caldwell also spoke on the freshman class and the first session of practice Friday. “There is no doubt that we have some good athletes in the freshman class and I am looking forward to coaching those guys,” Caldwell sad. “It will be a lot of fun to bring those guys out with the varsity in a couple of days and then they’ll get a feel for the way it needs to be done.” Arkansas will return to practice Saturday with workouts for the veterans starting at 3 p.m. and the newcomers beginning at 6:30 p.m. All Razorback football practices held outside from August 2-18 will be open to the public. Practices will be closed after August 18. The team is scheduled to practice on the UA intramural fields from Aug. 2-16. Arkansas opens the 2012 football season inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against Jacksonville State on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on pay-per-view with details to be announced. For updates on the Razorback football postseason awards campaign follow @ARKTD2012 on Twitter.