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High Winds Force Hogs Inside for Saturday Practice

BY ANDRES FOCIL
High Winds Force Hogs Inside for Saturday Practice

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.The full-pads work for No. 12 Arkansas continued on Saturday in a 90-minute workout inside the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion.

The Razorbacks were originally scheduled to practice outside on Saturday but the high winds forced the move inside as the Hogs work on the passing game.

“Guys we had another very good practice today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “It was about the same format as yesterday with a little more emphasis on Wisconsin. We then scrimmaged some of our young guys.”

Several of the young players have really stood out during the extended practice time preparing for the Capital One Bowl.

“I tell you that DeMarcus Love, Joey Crossland, Ray Dominguez, Nate Garner, Lance Thompson and Malcolm Sheppard, boy they were outstanding today. Chris Wade, Mark Bonner, Wendel Davis and Adrian Davis, they really showed up today too. They love football and they come to practice.”

That group of young offensive linemen, including Love, Crossland, Dominguez and Garner will have to step up next year with the loss of three seniors on the offensive line.

“They are doing really good,” Nutt said. “They are getting a lot of work and good fundamental time. We have been hitting them pretty good for the last four of days.”

Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden also returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out of Friday’s workout with a sore ankle.

“Darren got some good run polish and a little team today,” Nutt said. “He is probably a little sorer than what we were led to believe. Darren doesn’t tell us anything; he’s always fine. But he is really pretty tender. He couldn’t push off yesterday at all, so it was probably a little worse than he let on. He was a little better today and he likes to practice.”

Arkansas returns to the practice field for an hour workout on Sunday at 2 p.m.



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