Goal Line Scrimmages Looks Promising in Tuesda
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas went to the practice fields for a little over two hours in full pads in hot temperatures for its one practice on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Razorbacks took the second half of practice to work on goal line scrimmages with everybody having the opportunity to take several snaps.
“For the most part today it was a good practice,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. “We’ll come back this afternoon and walk through, meet and probably meet again tonight. That’s what the one-a-days are for. We worked on goal line scrimmages today. We got everybody at least seven plays and did some pretty good work.
“There were some good hits,” Nutt said. “The first team defense looked good. Elliot Harris, Jeb Huckeba, Caleb Miller, Clarke Moore and Justin Scott did an outstanding job. Scott Davenport keeps showing up and we need him, so that’s encouraging. The second group, as we went down the line, gave up too many yards and touchdowns. It was the first time we had put the ball down with those guys, so they’re going to get better.”
Despite a recent string of injuries to key players, Nutt stressed their importance to the team and remains optimistic on their return to the playing field.
“Holmes is still getting treatment,” Nutt said. “Marvin Jackson, Willie Hordge, Chris Baker, Carlos Ousley and Chase Pressley, we’ve got to get those guys on the field and it’s nothing minor. Arrion Dixon might be a little more serious, we’ve got to do a MRI on him. I hope we don’t have anything serious. He’s too good of a football player to lose.”
Senior Cedric Cobbs returned to practice after having to take care of some course work on Monday and junior Mark Pierce still has to sit out with a separated shoulder, because he can’t have any contact. Freshman Landon Leach is awaiting the results of an x-ray after he hit his hand on a helmet.
Arkansas will have Fan Day this Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Razorbacks will scrimmage inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 6 p.m., following the afternoon’s autograph and picture session with fans. First team players are slated for only a minimum of snaps while second and third team players will receive the majority of playing time during the scrimmage.
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