Razorbacks Turn Up Intensity on the Football P
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday for its second day of spring drills with a high-intensity closed practice behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks practiced for just over two hours in shorts and helmets.
“We had a good long practice today,” Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt said following Tuesday’s workout. “We are just trying to teach them the intensity, the focus the speed of the game we want on every play. It takes 11 players on each play to make a play successful.
“We have still have to get much better and that is what spring practice is about.”
After looking at film from Monday’s practice session the coaches came away impressed with the play of defensive end Desmond Sims.
“Desmond Sims really stood out in yesterday’s practice,” Nutt said. He really played hard, taking to his new position. I was really proud of him.”
The Razorbacks are working to adjust and learn new defensive coordinator Reggie Herring’s system just two days into spring practice.
“We are taking baby steps,” Nutt said. “The encouraging thing is they can get better, and I think they got better today. I think the new terminology and exactly what our coaches are demanding is a little different. They are not going as fast as we want them to right now. We expect they will understand the definition of full speed by the end of this week.”
The Hogs will take Wednesday off before returning to the practice field on Thursday.
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