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Defense Shines in Second Day of Practice

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Defense Shines in Second Day of Practice



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorbacks saw an extended second day of practice in pleasant August weather as they hit the fields behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for two and a half hours. Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the efforts of the defense and their ability to get to the football.
“We had a good day today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “The defense was really running around, chasing the ball and creating some turnovers. We had too many balls on the ground offensively, but that was because of the defense. They were really stripping and knocking balls out. That’s really encouraging.”
Senior cornerback Lawrence Richardson was out getting a tooth pulled, which gave younger players an opportunity to see additional time at the position.
“Chris Houston and Kevin Woods are going to be two excellent players in the future,” Nutt said. “I was proud of their improvement over a day. Tony Bua and Lerinezo Robinson had a very good day at free safety. Nothing was thrown deep over their heads while they were out there. I was proud of that. The defense really came out to played today.
Nutt also commented on the excellent play and speed of linebackers Caleb Miller, Marcus Whitmore and Clarke Moore.
The Hogs will continue workouts with a 3 p.m. practice on Wednesday. Arkansas opens the 2003 campaign on September 7, in Fayetteville against Tulsa.



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