Razorbacks ready for spring game

The University of Arkansas football team went inside Walker Pavilion Friday to practice for the final time before taking the field for the Red-White spring game Saturday at 6 p.m. Following the workout, UA defensive coordinator/secondary coach Willy Robinson spoke with the media about what he is looking for tomorrow night. “We need to see great effort,” said Robinson. “We put on our spring game from last year and we are so much better than we were at this time last year. You watch it and realize how far ahead we are. We’re expecting full speed to the ball, and I think our kids are very comfortable in what they need to get done. We have to tackle and execute. We’re really expecting great effort from players on our side of the ball.” With practices coming to a close, Coach Robinson pointed to several players when asked who has had the strongest spring. “I think Wendel (Davis) quietly has,” said Robinson. “Tramain Thomas has all throughout the spring with his hitting and his ball catching skills. He’s around the ball all the time. Quietly enough, Isaac Madison has had a real good camp. Malcolm (Sheppard) has always been a steady guy.” The secondary will be a key area for fans to watch during the game tomorrow as the group continues to make improvements. “It is huge because during the scrimmages in the spring we’ve given up a lot of big plays,” said Robinson. “I think we are tackling better than we did last year. We aren’t being smart with our pursuit angles, but we are tackling better. We are giving up way a lot many deep balls though.”