FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football spent Wednesday morning at a one hour practice session indoors at Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion to continue fall training camp.
Game-like situations and team drills were the focus of the morning practice for Houston Nutt’s Razorbacks.
“We changed the schedule and the tempo a little bit today to see if we could get a turnaround,” Nutt said. “For the most part they responded well. They got to that 12th practice and were feeling a little sorry for themselves at times. We got some things done today.”
With the absence of Marcus Monk from practice, Nutt and his staff are looking to the quarterbacks and the receivers to aid in filling his spot.
“I thought Nathan Dick threw the ball very well today,” Nutt said. “We got him some extra reps. Crosby Tuck also got some extra reps today. We just keep calling on these receivers. Robert Johnson made some good plays again today. Chris Baker is a guy that has a lot of years here. He has the best release technique. Now we want him to go catch the ball.
Freshman signal caller Nathan Dick has also caught Nutt’s attention during the fall camp with his abilities while handling the ball.
“He has come the furthest with everything we have thrown at them,” Nutt said. “His arm looks good. He is catching on. I’m glad we got him here.”
With a few losses during fall camp, Nutt is encouraged to see those sidelined with injuries during the spring and fall returning to the practice field.
“Marcus Harrison, Malcolm Shepard, it’s good to see those guys back out here,” Nutt said. “It’s good to see those guys who have been out with injury come back. Harrison, Michael Grant, Freddie Fairchild, those guys are playing fast now. We are just holding our breath because we don’t want anyone else to get hurt. For the most part we had a good practice.”
Another reason to be happy with today’s practice is the production from Jamar Love.
“You have been seeing it throughout camp,” Nutt said. “He has really improved. He has had a couple of interceptions. His hands got better. I’m really proud of him.”
The Razorbacks will be back on the practice field Thursday evening. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Arkansas football.