FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football team returned to the practice field Wednesday afternoon for a two-hour workout. Following Wednesday’s practice inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, UA’s defensive coordinator Willy Robinson spoke with the media.
On Sunday’s practice:
"They worked extremely hard. They watched the Georgia game film, didn’t like what they saw and have responded well all week long."
On Jerry Franklin’s presence:
"Jerry is a quiet guy. For him to lose control of his emotions, that’s not usually his nature. He is a quiet, humble guy. Off the field, he is not going to say much. He’s where he is supposed to be, doing the things he supposed to be doing. He’s been very disciplined. He’s a good guy off the field and he’s a fine football player on the field. He does everything like he’s supposed to do."
"He’s humbled (by the experience) and remorseful for what he has done. He has done what he needs to do to get himself back. He’s a guy that understands the importance of it. Sometimes you don’t realize what you have until you lose it. We found out the importance of who he is, what he has done and what he means to this defense."
On the pass defense against Georgia:
"We did some bad things. I thought we could have played a lot better. Maybe I should have thrown that route one or two more times to make sure they had it. It starts in your alignment and it starts with your technique. We lost sight of that against a really good football team."
On position changes:
"The same group of guys who did some bad things also did some really good things. We aren’t going to panic. We have a lot of football left. One thing they did do on a consistent basis was fly around to the football."
On Elton Ford’s status:
"He’s starting to come back. He’s starting to get healthy. He’s starting to put it all together, the mental aspect and the alignment aspect. He factors in to this week’s game plan. We are bringing him back."
On Anthony Leon:
"I think he had over 30 snaps (against Georgia) and he played pretty decent. He had two mental errors at the end of the first half that were kind of costly. He got more production last week than he had previously. He’s starting to settle down and it’s coming to him. He had a really good week of practice."