It was a bracelet with the letters FIST on it.
"Fundamentals, intensity, speed and toughness," Wilson said.
After a summer of great voluntary workouts, that's what Wilson expected – but didn't get to the level he had hoped.
"Before practice I was thinking we were going to have a really solid day," Wilson said. "The attitude in the locker room was really good. We had a great summer. But I think we were a little bit behind where we thought we were going to come out today. Not that we were badly behind, we just didn't execute as well as we could."
Wilson thought there could be a couple of reasons for that on a day when the newcomers practiced early and the veterans later on the intramural fields – instead of their normal practice fields.
There were more missed connections between the quarterbacks and wideouts – something that head coach Bobby Petrino said was a shared problem between the two positions.
"You expect to come out here and complete a lot of balls," Wilson said. "But the first couple of routes we didn't get it done and you're like ‘what is that?' We had a great summer and I expected us to be much improved and light it up. We'll get better."
Wilson, the leader in the clubhouse to replace Ryan Mallett as the starting quarterback, was one of six players elected a captain earlier in the day.
"It means a lot to me, especially when you know it was voted on by the team and not by the coaches," Wilson said. "That makes me feel good to know I am respected. I have a lot of respect for those guys as well and I expect to do that duty and do the best I can do."
The veteran defense got the best of the offense on the first day.
"We even had it schemed out a lot on the board, but you go back and they kind of get us in a look and kind of fool you and you like ‘golly'" Wilson said. "That's just a tribute to those guys being veteran guys and being able to play and cover more areas than they used to cover."
Wilson is in a battle with redshirt sophomore Brandon Mitchell at quarterback although another quarterback seemingly slipped into the quarterback area for just a minute.
It turned out to be defensive end turned tight end Colton Nash-Miles(6-6, 261), who is now wearing 6 instead of 90.
"He is always trying to warm up with us and he looked at me and said ‘Rohan Davey'", Mitchell said referring to the former heavy-set LSU quarterback.
Arkansas is working on the intramural fields because of a slope in the practice fields and the fact the school is about to break ground on a new football complex.
"It's a little bit different, a little bit change of scenery," Wilson said. "We have a lot of room."
The Razorbacks were tabbed as No. 14 in the Coaches preseason poll.
"It's preseason and those are polls and they are what they are," Wilson said. "We are going to come in and put those things aside and just work. We let it play out and see where we are at the end of the season."