FAYETTEVILLE – An afternoon thunderstorm would not prevent the University of Arkansas football team from its first full-pad practice of the season, as the team prepares for Saturday’s scrimmage.
The Razorbacks opened its practice on their outdoor practice fields, but a thunderstorm 30 minutes into the training forced the team to quickly move inside to their indoor practice facility for the first time during fall camp.
Venue: Indoor Practice Field
Format: Full Pads
Highlights: Freshman wide out Jared Cornelius used a combination of speed and precise route running to get open several times during the drills, catching everything that came his way.
The defense shined in the second 11-on-11 drill of the day, as the secondary had a few acrobatic pass break ups from freshman safety De’Andre Coley and senior Carroll Washington. Senior safety Alan Turner continued the secondary’s impressive play in the second 11-on-11, as he forced a fumble down field.
On offense, sophomore running back Korliss Marshall shifted through the trenches to break-off a pair of nice runs, and freshman receiver Kendrick Edwards made a sliding catch towards the end of the drill.
Defensive Coordinator Robb Smith on Alan Turner (@dread_head27): “Alan is the guy that we are hanging our hat on in the secondary. He is slotted at the strong side right now, but we may move him all around the field to get the most out of him. He is very versatile and will do what we ask of him.”
De’Andre Coley (@DeAndreColey20) on improving his camp performance: “Coach Jennings showed me that he has other guys, they don’t recruit for nothing. So he put the freshman in front of me and I didn’t like that. Yesterday and today I showed them what I’m about, I have to be consistent and go hard every day.”
Deatrich Wise Jr. (@WiseHog94) on what he wants to see out of scrimmage on Saturday: “I want to see everything coming together and everybody doing their job and the small details that make the big things happen.”
News and Notes:
- 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 pocked 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: The Razorbacks participate in their first live scrimmage of Fall Camp on Saturday morning before starting their two-a-day practices next week.
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.