Razorbacks Take Time to Correct Mistakes on Su
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After a 50-play scrimmage on Saturday the Razorbacks took Sunday afternoon to have a one-hour practice inside Walker Pavilion in order to correct some mistakes that were made on the playing field.
“Today we just corrected things on film,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “There were a lot of good things on film and a lot of things we had to correct. We had some guys on defense chasing the ball when they were out there.”
Senior Tony Bua has made the move to free safety and Nutt is pleased with his progress at the new position, but stressed that if the Hogs were to play right now that both Bua and Lerinezo Robinson would play at free. Nutt also noted that experience on the defensive side is helping Arkansas’ cause.
“I’ve been real pleased with Tony Bua, learning a new position and keeping things in front of him,” Nutt said. “He’s done a good job. We would probably play Tony Bua and Lerinezo Robinson if we were to play tonight. I would play them both at free safety.
“Marvin Jackson has done excellent covering and breaking on the ball. Ahmad (Carroll), Michael Coe, Vickiel Vaughn, Eddie Jackson and Lawrence (Richardson), it’s good to have those guys with experience there. We’ve just got to keep coming.”
Besides the excellent performance of the defense, Nutt commented on how well the offense has been executing and where he believes the team stands compared to a year ago.
“Offensively, the first group looked good,” Nutt said. “We didn’t stretch them too much, so they weren’t in that many plays. The plays they were in they executed very well and knew who to block. We’ve got to stay on our blocks and get to a couple linebackers a little bit better.
“Offensively we’re a little bit ahead, because we have a senior offensive line. I think that really helps. Defensively we have some good speed. Our young guys on the defensive line have got to keep coming. I love what Jeb (Huckeba) is doing and we’ve got to get Chase Pressley healthy. Arrion Dixon is having a good camp and I’m proud of him. It’s been a really good first week and now we start two-a-days and the heat is coming.”
On Monday the Razorbacks will begin practice inside Walker Pavilion at 9 a.m., with the second practice taking place at 3:45 p.m., on the practice fields behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas’ first game is against Tulsa on Sept. 6, in Fayetteville.
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