FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team worked out for 90 minutes inside the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion on Monday afternoon as preparations continue for Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.
“We had some good work today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We really concentrated hard on Wisconsin and our kicking. Then we ended with a scrimmage with our younger guys. It has been really good work.”
A couple of Hogs went down with injuries on Monday with sophomore defensive tackle Marcus Shavers possibly breaking his foot in a one-on-one drill and freshman wide receiver Marques Wade suffering a concussion.
There was no change in the quarterback situation as both Casey Dick and Mitch Mustain received 50 percent of the first-team snaps on Monday.
“Both of them did well,” Nutt said. “We are still practicing good, long and hard and dividing it up between both of them. Nathan Emert then did a good job during the scrimmage with our third team. We will keep dividing it up right now.”
Sophomore running back Darren McFadden continues to improve on a day-to-day basis. The news hasn’t been as good for fullback Peyton Hillis, who is still struggling to overcome a deep (right) thigh bruise.
“That is a frustrating, frustrating injury,” Nutt said. “He is very frustrated like we all are. The knots are in there and it is hard for him to get stretched out.”
The Hogs return to the practice field on Tuesday for a 12:30 p.m. workout in full pads.