In other words, it's a work in progress as one might think about spring practice.
Junior-to-be safety Eric Bennett – one of two starters back in the secondary - says that more success will come with time as a bevy of inexperienced players working back there.
"It's different and we've just got to communicate more," Bennett said. "The more reps we get the better we are going to be because most of the guys out there are like redshirts and players that play last season on the scout team so they didn't get a chance to run with the defense. We just have to get them more reps."
"They are playing full speed to the ball and they are not afraid of contact," Bennett said.
Bennett, who led the secondary with six tackles and an interception during the scrimmage, thought the defense fared well early, but tired late when the offense got to start on the defense's 45.
"I thought we did pretty good at the beginning, but when we got to 45 and they were stressing stopping the run, everybody got tired," Bennett said. "We really just need to start focusing in and get in shape. We are just really out of shape right now."
Bennett knows he has got to be a leader this season for defensive coordinator Paul Haynes, something Bennett hopes to take over since safety Tramain Thomas has departed.
"Coach Haynes and I just talked about how I needed to step up," Bennett said. "I have to communicate more. Tramain is not back there so I have to make sure everybody is lined up in the right place, even the linebackers."
Fisher had a couple of pass break ups and also picked off a pass.
"I just followed the receiver and made a play on the ball," Fisher said. "I believe it was intended for Mardrecus Humphrey and he was my receiver so I just followed him and did what I was supposed to do."
Fisher started fall practice at cornerback before being switched to running back when injuries dictated the Razorbacks needed to add depth.
"I do feel comfortable at corner," Fisher said. "I was just trying to do whatever I could to help the team. But corner is one of my strong suits and I think since I am back there I can concentrate on one thing, get better and jus perfect that craft to the best of my ability."
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino thought that the defense competed harder than it had in the two previous practices.
"We came at it a little bit harder because when the coach says you can go live and go ahead and hit," Fisher said. "…It was our first day and we were a little out of control in the beginning, but I think it went well."
Defensive end Austin Flynn got his first scrimmage action as a Razorback after enrolling at mid-term.
"I thought it went pretty good, but I just want to keep improving and helping the people around me get better," Flynn said. "I knew it was going to be fast-paced, a lot of reps and I know that I just need to get used to it."