FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A day after their first scrimmage of the season the Arkansas Razorbacks used Sunday afternoon to correct some of the mistakes from Saturday as the Hogs spent an hour on the outdoor practice fields.
After watching film from Saturday’s scrimmage, head coach Houston Nutt was generally pleased with the team’s performance.
“We saw a lot of good things yesterday (Saturday),” Nutt said. “There were some mistakes too, but the effort was there all day. We worked on correcting some of those mistakes today and went over some fundamentals.”
Nutt said some of the young receivers and defensive backs were particularly impressive in watching the film.
“Our receivers made some big plays and kept the chains moving,” Nutt said. “They did a good job making adjustments when the defensive backs mixed up their coverages.
“Defensively, you never know how a young player is going to tackle in their first game situation. But I loved the physical style and aggressiveness of Desmond Williams, Chris Houston, Shedrick Johnson and Matterral Richardson. They are really further along than I thought considering the amount of material we have thrown at them.”
Sunday’s practice session marked the end of the first week of preseason practice for the Razorbacks. Nutt said one of the most notable traits of the group has been their comprehension of the playbook.
“I’m really excited about their ability to listen, and that’s really what you’re judging everything on right now,” Nutt said. “We’re in a little bit of new territory because we’ve got so many young players and we’re throwing things at them so much faster. There’s some natural missed assignments and fuzziness, but we’re progressing.”
The Razorbacks will hit the practice fields twice Monday with workouts tentatively scheduled for 9:15 a.m. and 3 p.m.