Razorbacks Rusty in Return to Spring Football
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team hit the practice fields in full pads for the first time since taking a week off starting on March 14, for spring break. The Razorbacks were a little rusty, but Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt hopes that wears off soon and also commented on the injury sophomore All-American Shawn Andrews sustained during practice.
“We were a bit rusty today and I guess it’s from spring break, so we need to get that off,” Nutt said. “Shawn Andrews had a strained Achilles tendon and some other guys had a couple sore shoulders, but we’ll try to get them back in the mix as soon as we can. We’ve just got to get back into spring again.”
Coach Nutt and his staff are still moving players into different positions to try to get the best mix for success, as well as looking at Cedric Washington in the quarterback role.
“We’re going to make another move with Shane Collins,” Nutt said. “We’re going to move him down and so you’re constantly evaluating. Cedric Washington is doing some good things at quarterback and we’re going to get him in with some good offensive linemen and see what he does with some pressure. Desmond Sims and Vickiel Vaughn have really stepped up and done a good job. There are still some positions we’re looking at. Scott Davenport had a good day, so he’s going to be able to help us.”
The Razorbacks will take Tuesday March 25 off, before practicing March 26-29 and 31. Following a short break, the Hogs will pick back up on April 2-4, before their spring game on the April 5.
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