"No, I expected us to be sharp and focused," McGee said after the Hogs resumed spring drills with a two-hour workout in Walker Pavilion. The Hogs scrapped ideas of a practice in the stadium with temperatures in the lower 40s and light rain in the area.
"I expected us to practice well. I expected us to take what we learned in the meeting room and take it to the field. I thought the offense was sluggish."
Sophomore center Travis Swanson also called it "a sluggish" day. He said he didn't expect that.
"I thought we'd be refreshed and ready to go," Swanson said. "We made some mistakes. We'll have to do better tomorrow. I do think our legs were fresh, but we sure could have done better than we did today. I know we can."
"Our tackles did well (in the first week)," he said. "We've got a really good offensive line coach to teach them. He's coaching them like first graders with the basic fundamentals. But these are really, really talented first graders.
"I was impressed with Brey Cook. He's mature for a true freshman. He competes hard. Jason Peacock is really talented. He reminds us of Alvin Bailey. Anthony Oden, man, he's doing a good job. You can tell it's important to him. He's a willing learner. He's a really good athlete. He's impressed me with the way he's improving."
McGee also fielded questions about the play of the four quarterbacks vying to replace Ryan Mallett under center.
"They've done okay," he said. "They needed to do a better job today. But there is a lot of experience in this group. They are going to be fine. They are SEC players. They are capable of winning every game we play next year."
There was no live tackling, or lower body hitting on Tuesday. But that should change on Wednesday when the Hogs add full pads. They were in helmets, shoulder pads and thigh pads on Tuesday. The heavy day of hitting should be on Saturday when a scrimmage is likely for the morning.
"It was a physical day," Swanson said. "But there were some things we didn't do. There was no cutting (blocks). I expect that we'll add that tomorrow. But the hitting was pretty good."
Cook is the true freshman from Springdale Har-ber who hadn't turned 18 when he got to campus two months ago. He enrolled at mid-term and is operating with the first team -- alternating with Peacock -- at weakside offensive tackle. Cook visited with the media for the first time during spring drills.
"It's been a lot of fun," Cook said. "I still have a lot to learn. I make mistakes. I'm learning a lot from Jake Bequette. He's lined up over me and he beats me a lot. But each day I get a few more wins."
Cook said it's a full day considering there is class, meetings, practice and study hall. He did decide that he needed some transportation around campus. He was riding on the back of a small scooter owned by fellow offensive lineman Luke Charpentier to get to class.
"I got a scooter and that helps," he said, noting he had no pictures of himself riding behind Charpentier, his roommate.
He said that might be worth having.
"Yeah, we ought to get that," he said. "That's a lot of weight on a scooter, over 600 pounds. But I have my own scooter now. I got a bigger one."