FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team continued its first week of practice on Monday with a 7 p.m. workout to avoid the heat of the day.
They worked out in shorts and helmets for just over an hour and a half on the practice fields south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“We had a really good day today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “I think the temperature helped us when we switched times. We had a good learning session this afternoon and a good media day this morning.”
The later practices are planned throughout the week as temperatures are expected to remain in the upper 90s.
“We helped them with the weather today,” Nutt said. “And we will continue to do that all week as long as they continue to focus and keep the attitude of trying to get better.”
Nutt is impressed with the focus and effort and believes his team getting better.
“Right now there is some really good competition,” Nutt said. “There are some really good things going on. This team is competing and focused.”
Senior wide receiver Cedric Washington stepped forward with another strong practice on Monday evening as the Razorbacks work three quarterbacks.
“Cedric had a good day,” Nutt said. “He dropped one (pass) over the middle that he should have had, but he made some plays.”
The one area the coaches will emphasize on Tuesday is limiting turnovers as the quarterbacks threw three interceptions on Monday.
“You cant’ throw it to the other team,” Nutt said. “It is too big of a gift. Too big of a turnover, and it really hurts the momentum.”
The Razorbacks return to the practice field on Tuesday in shoulder pads for a 7 p.m. workout. The first two-a-day practice is slated for Friday.