In fact, the Razorbacks got all wet during Tuesday's lone practice as it started to rain during the middle of the afternoon workout and continued until the end.
Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash, one of the coaches and players that came to the media room drenched, said it was needed.
"We were outside in the rain and we need that work," Ash said. "It is going to rain at some point during the fall I would assume and we need to get that work – especially for the offensive guys with the quarterbacks throwing and the receivers catching."
Ash noted that senior outside linebacker Jarrett Lake has been the defensive star of camp so far.
"The guy that standouts to me is Jarrett Lake," Ash said. "He has probably be the most consistent and the biggest playmaker we have had through the course of camp so far.
"The D-line guys have been steady with (starting defensive ends) Chris Smith and Trey Flowers being good players, but Jarrett Lake has been the guy that has really stood out."
Ash stressed what it is going to take for the defense to get to the level he wants.
"For me if we are going to be good, that D-tackle position, that mike linebacker position and the safety position have to be very solid," Ash said. "We have got to continue to improve and I like the improvement that they are making. But we are long ways away. They are headed in the right direction."
Ash actually coaches the safeties while also being the defensive coordinator.
"We are getting better every single day," Ash said. "They have a good mental understanding of what we are trying to do and the concepts that have in. They are doing a great job of communicating and being the right spot. I just want them to make more plays."
Rohan Gaines – who has missed the past several days – and Eric Bennett are the starters there with junior college safety Tiquention Coleman pushing them both.
Alan Turner and Kelvin Fisher, Jr., are also providing depth and getting more reps with Gaines being held out a few more days to ensure he is 100 percent.
"The top two right now – Rohan Gaines and Eric Bennett – are the clear favorites as the top two guys," Ash said. "TQ Coleman has been a guy that is getting a lot of reps now and those the top three.
"He (Coleman) made a couple of open-field tackles (in Saturday's scrimmage) and that was one of my question marks on him was his ability to tackle in the open field," Ash added. "He did a nice job and they were actually pretty physical tackles."
Austin Jones is currently running first team at the Mike (middle) linebacker spot.
"Austin Jones is our starting Mike linebacker right now," Ash said. "He has been the most consistent throughout last spring and through this training camp. He has been playing a different position – the Sam linebacker – and he just kept on making plays.
"We just said ‘hey, this guy is one of our better linebackers and we have to find a spot for him,'" Ash said. "We need one of our best players at the middle linebacker position and that is why we made the move."
As for the defensive tackles, redshirt freshman Darius Philon and redshirt sophomore DeMarcus Hodge have made a push early in camp.
"There is a big drop off right now between our ones and our twos, but the twos are closing that gap and getting better," Ash said. "Guys like Darius Philon have made huge jumps from where he was in the spring to where he is at right now. He has been tremendous. He has actually been one of the more surprise players here in training camp from a defensive standpoint.
"He has got great physical tools," Ash added. "He's a big kid, he is athletic, but just to see the improvement and consistency he is playing with right now has been fun."
He touched on his young defensive ends that are working behind Smith and Flowers.
"It is the same way – there is a big gap between Trey Flowers and Chris Smith and the next guys and we have to close that gap in the next couple of weeks," Ash said. "They have closed it a little bit, but those first two are exceptional players and we can't expect to have four guys like that.
"But we hope that whoever we put on the field can be serviceable, get some snaps and give those guys a chance to relax and get some rest on game days."
Ash noted that Tevin Mitchel has established himself as one of the starting corners and he is waiting for redshirt freshman Jared Collins or sophomore Will Hines to grab hold of the other spot.
Hines saw extensive action as a true freshman last season, but Collins ended the spring as the first-team corner opposite Mitchel.
"It is a competitive situation right now," Ash said. "Those two guys are competing hard right now to find out who might be able to play opposite Tevin. Right now it is wide open.
"Neither one of them has been consistent enough," Ash added. "Neither one of them has stepped up and said ‘hey, I am going to take this spot and run with it.' Somebody has got to. We have got to play with one of them and right now I am not sure who is going to be."
Junior college transfer Carroll Washington and true freshman D.J. Dean are getting plenty of reps the cornerback spots as well with Dean shining as a nickel back.
"(Dean) has shown a lot of explosiveness," Ash said. "The kids just has some really good football IQ and his care factor is extremely high. He wants to be right and he wants to be out there getting coach every single snap. I really like him.
"He is physical, he is not afraid of anything, he competes every single time he gets an opportunity and I like what he brings to the table," Ash added. "Is he going to be game ready for game one as a freshman? I don't know, but I hope so. I like where he is at and I like where he is headed."
Ash said that the defense is not getting as many takeaways in practice as he would like.
"I don't have a number on the total, but not as many as I would like," Ash said. "My experience has been that we are going to work as diligently as we can to get takeaways and they usually come in waves. Once you get hot, they come.
"We are getting more and more," Ash continued. "Our strip attempts our up at practice, our interceptions are up, but as for a number I just couldn't tell you."
Asked if he had any ball hawks on defense, Ash responded negatively.
"No, not right now," Ash said. "The more pressure we get on the quarterbacks, the more the ball hawks we will have because the ball will be up in the air a little bit faster and hopefully not as accurate. But right now we don't have anybody that I would call a ball hawk."