Spring Football Practice Report - April 18
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Practice No. 12 of spring ball opened outdoors, as Arkansas battled steady rain in positional and red zone work before moving indoors for the remainder of its two and half hours of practice on Saturday.
“I challenged our staff and players prior to practice to come out with intensity right from the start,” said head coach Bret Bielema. “There was great energy the whole practice which was one of our longer ones of the spring. I keep saying this, but this is a fun group to be around. I love the mentality they bring each day.”
Venue: Indoor & Outdoor Practice Fields
Format: Full Pads
– The defense got the better of the offense outside in the rain during red zone work, forcing a field goal on both drives.
– Senior quarterback Brandon Allen was sharp all day and won back some of the momentum for offense in 7-on-7 work indoors. Allen found senior wide receiver Keon Hatcher a few times in 7-of-7, including a play across the middle that would have went for big yardage.
– Just as the offense seemed to have the momentum, redshirt freshman linebacker Josh Harris owned the middle of the field with a pass breakup and an interception over a span of four plays in 7-on-7.
News and Notes:
– Arkansas will close its 2015 spring practice schedule with its annual Red-White Game on April 25 at 1 p.m. in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Attendance to the scrimmage is free and open to the public.
– Season ticket orders are now being accepted for the 2015 season at ArkansasRazorbacks.com. The 2015 home schedule includes six games in Fayetteville, four against opponents that played in bowl games last season – UTEP, Auburn, Mississippi State and Missouri. Arkansas will also take on Toledo at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Up Next: The Razorbacks will return for the final week of spring practice on Tuesday for practice No. 13.
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