"We had too many pre-snap mistakes in the scrimmage, the ball was on the ground and it just wasn't as clean as our other scrimmage," Chaney said Monday night.
Wide receiver Javontee Herndon, a clear starter, said he returned to Monday's workout after missing the scrimmage with a "minor injury," and added it was only "for precautionary reasons." Keon Hatcher is also slowed by injury, but is expected to return Tuesday or Wednesday.
The good news is that Chaney agreed with head coach Bret Bielema's assessments for most of fall camp that the offensive line has "come together" with impressive work in camp after an equally good summer.
"I think they are playing together," Chaney said. "I think you see that we are better up front. I think it followed a good summer where they did a nice job of choreographing and learning the plays. Ben Herbert, our strength coach, did a nice job. They are bigger and they know their roles.
"It starts with Travis Swanson up front. He's the glue of that group.
"We looked at some of the young guys out there tonight and they are doing a good job."
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman said the Razorbacks have "a long way to go and a short time to get there -- and I think that's the words to a pretty good song. But we are going to get there. I know all of that is a coaching cliche, but it's the truth."
One of the highlights of Saturday night's scrimmage was a 14-play touchdown drive, capped by a 25-yard run by Jonathan Williams. True freshman offensive tackles Dan Skipper and Denver Kirkland were on the field for that drive after starters David Hurd and Grady Ollison jumped offside and went to the bench, the usual punishment for such mistakes.
"I gave (Hurd and Ollison) a little bit longer message that time," said Pittman, noting that usually the penalty results in a one-play sit. "I thought they came back from it pretty well. We are all together in that room. They got to play awhile with the twos, but they responded."
Pittman said the second offensive line is developing nicely. He said he's close to picking a top 10, but admitted there is a logjam at guard where he likes as many as six. Luke Charpentier appears to have solidified the hold on the backup center job.
"We've got Mitch Smothers and Brey Cook with the ones, then we are also working Austin Beck, Cordale Boyd and Jonathan McClure with the twos. Reeve Koehler is going to be a good player, too, but he's working with the threes right now."
Pittman said Chris Stringer is back at tackle after a short try at guard. The coach said, "We think he could play guard, but he looks like a tackle to us."
Pittman said he was pleased with progress throughout camp up front.
"I thought last week was really good," Pittman said. "We need to put another week with that. I think we are figuring out who can play specific positions. I think we are close to concentrating on (season opening foe) Louisiana. We got better last week. It was really good."
In regards to the possibility of playing Kirkland and Skipper, Pittman said, "Honestly, I haven't played many freshmen, but they are sitting in the two deep right now."
Running backs coach Joel Thomas has a freshman in his two deep, too. Alex Collins is in the rotation with first teamer Jonathan Williams.
"We have ability in our group and we are just trying to fine tune our skills," Thomas said. "Jonathan Williams is the leader of our group, but we've got a nice group."
Thomas has a similar summary of the depth at the two backfield positions, noting solid play by Williams and Collins along with Nate Holmes and Kody Walker, and with Kiero Small and Patrick Arinze at fullback. Walker also continues to take snaps at fullback.
"As I said, Jonathan is our leader," he said. "He's solid in pass protection, solid as a runner and very consistent.
"Alex has 16 practices as a college football player and he's done a nice job of picking everything up. He can function in this offense.
"Kiero was dinged up for a bit, but he's back full speed. Patrick has had a nice camp and has shown us he can be successful as a blocker and a runner. Nate has a fast pace and we are working on ways to harness that speed. Kody has been able to pick up things at both positions."
Thomas praised improvement in the running style with Williams, noting it was evident in the 25-yard TD run on Saturday night.
"I think Jonathan believes in the style of play and is a good fit," Thomas said. "He's one of our bigger guys and he knows how to get downhill now. He understands the scheme and that it's not always good to try to make someone miss. Sometimes, you have to go through guys."
Williams said he's improved in that area from the first scrimmage to the second scrimmage this fall.
"I think it's just improving the small things," Williams said. "I think it clicked after that first scrimmage. I think in the first scrimmage since I didn't get many touches, I tried to do too much and tried to make people miss.
"Coach Thomas sat me down after that scrimmage and I got the message. You go through people to get that extra yard for the first down. I think that's definitely a fun part of this offense. You want to do that after you see the way the offensive line has gotten so much stronger in the running game after a summer with Coach (Ben) Herbert."