FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas football team continued practice Sunday morning as the team moved on to the newly installed turf inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Following practice, UA defensive coordinator Willy Robinson spoke with the media and shared his thoughts on the first few days of practice for the first and second units.
"On the first day with our first unit there was a lot of rightness about it and the second day it was the same," said Robinson. "We’ve kind of taken a step back, but we’ve added some more so it is kind of expected. I think our second unit has made strides. For whatever reason, they seem to be picking it up a little bit better. They know they have to play with a lot of focus. We’re starting to get our assignments and we’re executing well. The thing we have to continue to do is to finish it."
Robinson was also asked about the progress of several newcomers.
"David Gordon and Darius Winston have picked it up and continue to grow each day," said Robinson. "Anthony Leon can tell you what he needs to do and the thing about Anthony is what he has to understand is what he can control is that he can run full speed to the ball . Today, I think I saw that in him. I think I saw that was the one thing he wanted to get better at today."
The unit is also working on its defense of the long pass and emphasis continues to be put on making improvements in that phase of the game.
"It seems like we’re making more plays on the ball," Robinson said. "In this morning’s practice I thought we gave up a lot of long balls. The long balls we gave up yesterday were in a defense they need to get comfortable with. We gave up some today that were in defenses that were in our staples so we’ve got to make sure we get that cleaned up right away."
Practice continues Monday with the Razorbacks scheduled to work out from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fans are encouraged to check ArkansasRazorbacks.com for the most up to date information.