Bouncing Back

After a less than auspicious start on Thursday, Arkansas' highly regarded group of wideouts bounced back with a solid effort during Friday's workout.

Arkansas' receivers – arguably the strongest collection on one team in college football – know they dropped the ball in practice on Thursday.


That was reinforced in Friday's film session – which occurred before going out and having a solid practice that night.

"We had to go to the meeting room and watch all the drops," noted senior wideout Joe Adams. "It was stressed to us how we have to come out here and get better every day. We did that today."

Adams and fellow seniors Greg Childs and Jarius Wright join junior Cobi Hamilton as a formidable foursome that has had a ton of success.

"Yes, we have all made plays, but we can't sit there and think about that," Wright said. "You have to go out and get better every practice – as a team, as a group of wide receivers and as an individual – because that is what all the other teams in the SEC teams are doing."

Adams also stressed the group can't rest on its laurels.

"We are all determined to motive each other, make each other better, help bring the younger guys along and show them how to act on the field and off," Adams said.

Wright thought the group rebounded from the less-than-stellar effort on Thursday.

"The older receivers didn't come out yesterday and have the best practice," Wright said. "That's not what we expect out of ourselves. Today we came back strong and had a great practice and went hard."

Childs, coming off major knee surgery, moved much better on Friday than he did on Thursday.

"I think Greg is back to 100 percent and back to his regular self," Wright said. "On the first day he might have been a little timid, but Greg Childs is ready to go."

The receivers are working with redshirt junior Tyler Wilson and redshirt sophomore Brandon Mitchell – vying to replace quarterback Ryan Mallett - during the veteran workouts.

"All of our quarterbacks are doing great and I have confidence in them all," Wright said. "My team has confidence in every one of them. We know that all of them are very capable of leading the offense. Coach Bobby is just getting them all ready for any situation. Whoever we start at quarterback is going to have everybody behind them."

Wright was named one of the team's six captains – three on offense and three on defense - on Thursday.

"It means a lot to me to know the offense believes in me and thinks of me as a captain and a leader of this team," Wright said. "I like to call my teammates my family and I am glad they have the trust in me to give me a leadership position."

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