FAYETTEVILLE – On Monday morning, the Arkansas football team wrapped up its first of two practices it will have today. Monday’s two-a-days will be the first of three the team will hold this week.
The offense spent time on its goal-line package with an emphasis on ball security and making sure it comes away with points in goal-to-go situations.
Venue: Outdoor practice fields
Format: Full pads
Highlights: In the first team session of the morning, senior safety Alan Turner made a great break on sophomore wide receiver Drew Morgan’s out route, leaving an extremely tight window for quarterback Brandon Allen to complete the pass, which he ultimately did … Despite giving up nearly six inches, senior cornerback Carroll Washington nicely defended and broke up a fade to the corner of the end zone intended for freshman wide receiver Kendrick Edwards … Sophomore wide receiver Cody Hollister made a terrific tip-toe grab on the sideline for a touchdown during goal-line work … Sophomore running back Alex Collins returned to practice today after sitting out Saturday’s scrimmage … During 11-on-11, sophomore tight end Jeremy Sprinkle got loose on an out and up, beating the defense and making a catch 30 yards downfield … Sophomore defensive end JaMichael Winston forced several quarterback hurries during 11-on-11, getting around the right side of the line … In four attempts at the two-minute offense, the defense kept the offense out of the end zone on three occasions.
Quote of the Day: “They said good job. They’re just happy not to write that check each semester.” – AJ Derby (@AJ_Derby) on his parents’ reaction to him being placed on scholarship
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney on what they’re working on this week: “We have to make sure we have all the situations in: third medium, third long, third short, goal line, red zone. Every one of them so everybody knows and you install your packages there. We’re getting close, and then we go back and do it again and fine tune the details.”
Wide receivers coach Michael Smith on Kendrick Edwards (@Seis_GoDeep): “You’ve got a kid that’s 6-6, real smooth and has the ability to catch the ball naturally. He has a good demeanor about him and has picked up what we’ve put on his plate pretty well and he just brings a different dimension that we haven’t had since Coach Bielema and myself have been here.”
John Henson (@Hen_Daddy) on receiving a scholarship his final year at Arkansas: “It’s cool. I’ve been working out here every summer with no break, just like the rest of the guys. Coach Bielema announced me and AJ Derby were put on scholarship yesterday and it was just a really cool thing.”
Brandon Allen (@BrandonAllen_10) on continuing the momentum from a successful scrimmage: “Every time you perform well you want to build off that. You want to do everything you can to stay hot and keep it rolling. I thought we did a pretty good job coming out today and staying focused and I think we’re all ready to work today.”
News and Notes:
• Arkansas Football will host an open scrimmage for fans on Saturday, August 16, at 2:25 p.m., in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
• The Arkansas Football Fan Day presented by Pepsi will be held Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. All fans in attendance will receive the official 2014 Razorback football team poster and pocket schedule card.
• Season tickets for the 2014 football season are now on sale starting at $300. Tickets for both Fayetteville and Little Rock games may be purchased by clicking here or by contacting the UA Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647).
• The 2014 Football Kickoff Luncheon, presented by URETEK Capital will be held on Aug. 22 at noon at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale, Ark. The doors will open at 11:15 a.m., and general admission tickets are $25 each. A reserved table for eight, with two seats for student-athletes or football personnel, is $300. To purchase tickets, please call 1-800-982-HOGS.
Up Next: On Saturday, August 16, Arkansas football will host an open scrimmage for fans in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 2:15 p.m.
Follow Live: For complete coverage of Arkansas football throughout fall camp, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter.
Kickoff: The Razorbacks open the season with a Southeastern Conference contest at Auburn University on Aug. 30. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.