Hogs Work on Two-Minute Drill

The University of Arkansas football team continued two-a-day practices on Tuesday as it got in its second day of workouts in full pads. After working on the hurry up offense during a portion of the morning session, the Razorbacks spent some time in goal line situations in the afternoon. The latter of the pair of workouts, which lasted nearly three hours, saw its start time moved up to 3 p.m. as it was originally set to begin at 4 p.m.

"We worked on our two-minute drill after watching last night (Miami defeated Tampa Bay, 17-14, with a hail mary on the last play of the game) we learned two things," UA head coach Houston Nutt said. "First, you should never give up if you're on offense, and secondly if you're on defense you should try to knock the ball down. We took a lot of lessons from that game and brought them out here. As for the goal line, when the defense needed that stop on the very last play with it fourth and inches they did it and when our first team offense needed to score they put it in. It was a pretty good practice up until the last 30 minutes when the guys got tired and started feeling a little sorry for themselves, but the one thing I like about this team is when you challenge them and ask them to do something, they do it."
 
Prior to practice, as he was walking to team meetings, newcomer De'Arrius Howard suffered cramps and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for dehydration and released.
 
"I think he is doing better from what I understand," Nutt said. "They are just going to keep fluids in him and hopefully he will be back out here in a day or two."
 
Shannon Money and Shawn Andrews, both of which are offensive tackles, sat out the Tuesday practices as Money is recovering from a sprained left knee and Andrews missed due to a swollen left ankle.
 
Coach Nutt also explained that Decori Birmingham had been moved to running back temporarily in order to give the Razorbacks more depth and also discussed how close the coaching staff is to knowing its rotation.
 
"We should be pretty close after this Saturday's scrimmage, but we know who will compete and execute," Nutt said. "There are some players that haven't been there long enough that need more experience, but you try to do that on the run. Matt Jones is a guy who will never move right now unless it is just a play. This guy can be an excellent quarterback one day and I've been real proud of him. Maybe in the back of my mind I was thinking about moving him to receiver, but he has proved that theory wrong."
 
The Razorbacks are slated to continue two-a-day workouts through Friday.

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