Kickers Save Day at Third Practice
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The third day of full squad practice ended with a spirited competition between kickers Brennan O’Donohoe and David Carlton as each connected on field goals that prevented the Razorbacks from running conditioning drills following their two-hour afternoon workout.
“We had some kickers really come through today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We put them on the spot. If Brennan O’Donohoe was five for five from the 25-yard line, we don’t run. He’s five for five, so he’s a hero right now. And David Carlton came up and was four for five. So the guys didn’t have to run.”
The unseasonably cool weather Saturday provided a welcome relief from the stifling mid-August temperatures as the Hogs put forth extra effort on the field. The Razorbacks continue to work on putting the entire offensive package together during two-a-days.
“We had a break in the weather and some guys are bouncing around, playing hard and fast,” Nutt said. “We’re about to get all the playbook in. We’re just throwing a lot of information at them right now.”
Nutt also commented on offensive tackle Bo Lacy’s sprained ankle, which he sustained near the end of Saturday’s workout.
“Just at the end he got his ankle rolled up a little, but I hope it’s nothing serious,” Nutt said. “I don’t think it’s too bad.”
The Razorbacks will practice outdoors Sunday on the fields behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 4:30 p.m. The Razorbacks begin full contact drills Monday as they enter the final week of two-a-day practices, which will be capped with a scrimmage during Fan Day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 24.
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