FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas football participated in drills and maneuvers for just under two hours in full pads on the practice fields just south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Tuesday.
“The attitude has been really good and they are coming out wanting to get better,” head coach Houston Nutt said. “You hit that point in the spring where you have to push through a little bit of soreness, guys getting beat up a little bit. We have to learn how to practice together. I love when we practice together because it’s the speed of the game. Whenever you go ones against ones or twos against twos, it only helps you. I like our mindset. I thought we did some good things today. Again, we just need to keep improving.”
Casey Dick and Robert Felton got knocked around a bit Tuesday at practice while defensive end Antwain Robinson did not practice on Tuesday because of an injury sustained during Monday’s practice.
“It was very scary (to see Casey Dick go down),” Nutt said. “He’s tough and thank goodness, he came right back. We have to be cautious. As soon as he got up and started walking, I was very relieved. We can’t loose Nathan (Emert) or Casey (Dick). I think Robert (Felton) might have had a slight concussion. Antwain (Robinson) got hurt a little bit yesterday, his hip flexor. When guys go down it makes it very difficult.”
Marcus Monk has been leading the receivers during spring practices and Nutt and his staff are still in the hunt for their No. 2 receiver. Robert Johnson, Rod Coleman, Marques Wade and Andrew Norman all of the potential to fill that spot.
“(Robert Johnson is) doing a really good job,” Nutt said. “He understands what we are trying to do. I’m proud of him. He has a little bit of a sore right hamstring right now but he’s doing a really good job.”