Arkansas Returns to Practice Fields This Week


By Otis Kirk

Arkansas will return to the practice fields on Tuesday. This comes 13 days after their last practice since the team took a week off for spring break.

The Razorbacks now have eight practices remaining. Here’s three things to look for on Tuesday when the team resumes practicing.

1. Healthier

Hopefully the 13-day break will allow some of the players to have healed up from nagging injuries and get back onto the field. Running backs Devwah Whaley and Jordon Curtis are among the players it would be good to see back healthy. Arkansas is very thin at running back and need them healthy. Chase Hayden and Hayden Johnson were getting virtually all the reps before the break. Rakeem Boyd is out this spring.

2. Continue Steady Improvement

Chad Morris talks about getting better each day. While that to some degree is coach talk, but the truth is that is what the goal remains and should be. Most coaches will tell you that, as a player, you get better or worse and never stay the same. Steady improvement has been something Morris has seemed to notice this spring and it’s important to pick right back up where they left off in this regard.

3. Close Out Spring on Positive Note

The spring game in April 6 and Arkansas is trying to gain momentum in spring drills where they feel positive going into the summer and then preseason workouts. Arkansas is coming off a 2-10 season and as Kamren Curl said recently no one wants to go through that again. The Hogs have a chance to start the 2019 season with some momentum as the first four games are very winnable. It’s important that Ben Hicks, De’Jon Harris, McTelvin Agim and others continue to lead this team during the summer. The team needs to report for preseason drills with a very productive summer behind them. That is where leadership from the players comes into play. 

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