Razorbacks Take Practice Indoors
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With rain and storms in the forecast Arkansas moved practice indoors to the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion for an hour. The Razorbacks are using the off week as an opportunity to improve and heal, while also getting a head start on preparations for South Carolina.
“Our guys really looked like they were moving around better and trying to get their legs back,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We had a good day today. We came inside, because we thought it was going to rain and storm, but we got some things done.
“The biggest thing we’re getting done is trying to keep people well, but I tell you what, open dates are something,” Nutt said. “Jeb Huckeba broke his hand yesterday, just by hitting a helmet. I don’t think it’s anything real serious and he’s definitely going to play. I’m just glad we’re not hitting anybody this week.”
With quarterback Matt Jones rehabbing from injuries suffered against Georgia, Robert Johnson has been taking all the snaps in practice and Nutt has been pleased with his effort.
“Robert Johnson did a good job today and he’s getting better,” Nutt said. “He’s executing better and seeing things better. He just needs one thing that’s hard to give him right now and that’s more plays and a ball game, and not when you’re backed up 85 yards.”
Besides Jones, Steven Harris and Peyton Hillis are still receiving treatment so they can be back at 100 percent. Both are seeing slow, but steady progress.
“He’s (Matt Jones) been doing real well and he’s moving better,” Nutt said. “I think he’ll be much better by Sunday. He’s (Steven Harris) been staying up, riding the bike and getting treatment. It’s (knee) getting better, it’s just a little still swollen. He’s (Peyton Hillis) running better and has better agility. All those things he didn’t do as well last week he’s doing much better this week like turning, twisting, bending and moving, so I think he’s real close to 100 percent.”
On Thursday the Razorbacks will lift weights and meet, before deciding whether or not they will hold practice.
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