Hurd is the left tackle who will get plenty of chances at Clowney when Arkansas plays host to South Carolina at 11:21 a.m. Saturday in Fayetteville. Hurd figures he saw Clowney around half the time when the two teams met in Columbia.
"I know I got a good bit of that (match-up) last year," Hurd said. "I remember it was a real big battle. I knew coming in what kind of player he is and he was.
"We look forward to this game because South Carolina is always a tough game, very entertaining. You enjoy these type games. I know (against Clowney), I'm really going to be tested. He's arguably the best player in the country and you enjoy that kind of a challenge."
Hurd also knows that the Hogs had trouble protecting quarterback Brandon Allen last week at Florida. There was a heavy emphasis on pass protection in Tuesday's practice.
"We should have done better at keeping them off Brandon," Hurd said, "especially since one of them came over me. I realized after Brandon was getting up once that the linebacker got him. I saw Brandon getting up slow and knew that I did that to him."
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman gave credit to a fine Florida defense and a ferocious pass rush, but was disappointed in the protection.
"They were good," Pittman said. "They got after our quarterback. We got him hit eight times pretty good. You get your No. 1 quarterback hit that much in one game, you are lucky he's still playing. If we don't do better, he won't make it to the end of the season.
"I thought there were times we did some good things and Florida is really good, maybe the best defense in the country. But that didn't look very good Saturday."
Pittman said the Hogs can expect another fine defensive front this week, led by Clowney.
"Clowney is freakish," Pittman said. "He's got an unbelievable inside-out move. He's really hard to figure out. He can flip his hits and go.
"You better have a scheme for him. If you don't, he'll destroy the game plan. You can't just say block him with your left tackle for a whole game. You do that, you'll lose."
Hurd said, "He's got a move that it's now you see him, now you don't. He's a great player."
Allen, Hurd and Pittman all said the Hogs expect Clowney to be ready and full speed against the Hogs.
"That's the way you look at it," Allen said. "He'll be there."
The Hogs should be close to full speed on offense this week. Allen said his "jammed finger" was fine Tuesday and a shoulder injured against Southern Miss is "almost 100 percent." Center Travis Swanson practiced without problems Tuesday. He also claimed to be "fine." Pittman said Swanson, who tweaked a knee, is good to go.
"Travis practiced today," Pittman said. "I think he's fine."
Swanson said, "I was frustrated I couldn't get back out there. And, we have a great training staff here in Matt Summers. I was good today."
Swanson said the beating Allen took was a combination of things.
"Some of it was Florida, some of it was crowd noise because our communication wasn't there," he said. "And some of it was technical."
Pittman said freshmen guards Denver Kirkland and Dan Skipper missed some assignments, but competed.
"They played hard, but they could have done better," Pittman said. "I'll say that they did improve in their second week, but it wasn't all good."
Pittman said Brey Cook was still ahead of Grady Ollison, fighting back from an ankle sprain, at right tackle.
"Grady is better, but Brey is (with the ones)," Pittman said. "Brey played really well against Texas A&M, but wasn't as good this past Saturday."
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said the Hogs had a good practice Tuesday with a heavy emphasis on the throwing game.
"I think Brandon is feeling better," Chaney said. "We had a lot of things to clean up. Last week, we had drops, mistakes in protection and inaccurate balls. We had it all. There was a lot to work on (in the passing game).
"It's good to have Brandon out there (for an entire practice), but you don't get excuses. We just flat out didn't execute. There were some plays that I recognized and others where you couldn't tell what they were. We didn't get it done on those plays."
Allen said there was more practice time for individual passing work.
"We tried to work on the timing with the wide receivers a little more," Allen said. "We need to get it timed up. We are doing everything possible to get better in the passing game.
"I've been better as far as my shoulder every week. It feels close to full speed now. The last two weeks, there was some worry about how it would hold up when it got hit. That was the worst thing. But when I was hit, it held up fine."