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Razorback offense continues to get tougher

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback offense continues to get tougher

The University of Arkansas football team continued spring practice Wednesday afternoon as the annual Red-White game draws closer. “It was a good long hard practice and there was a lot of hitting today,” said UA offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Paul Petrino. “We started off with some tackling drills and that is when guys get a lot tougher and more physical. It will be good to watch tape. We had a long play action period and worked a lot of different things in our team section. I liked the way we came out and we have to keep grinding and working hard.” Arkansas practices again Friday before the Razorbacks hold their spring game Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m. “I’d like to see us come out and play with great effort Saturday,” said Petrino. “We’d like to have real good tempo in and out of the huddle, have no assignment mistakes and go make plays. When you talk about show time and making big plays that’s what we want to see. If we can have a great effort grade and be playmakers. When the lights come on and the stadium is full that’s when you ring the bell and see who has their best performance and we’ll see who does it.” Quarterback is an area that should receive a lot of attention Saturday as fans will have the opportunity to see how each has progressed throughout the spring. “I think Ryan has continued to improve,” said Petrino. “He’s made a lot of big plays for us. He has to continue to get better in his accuracy and get his completion percentage up higher. Ryan and Tyler both have really improved and got better. Both like to stretch the field and make the defense defend the whole field. It gives you more options on how to attack them.”



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