Tuesday Practice Report, 9/25

Arkansas took a look at some new WRs in Tuesday's football practice, and there were two notable players absent in the offensive backfield.

Arkansas got in a full workout today while preparing for Saturday's game with Georgia with Matt Jones working at wideout and neither tailback Cedric Cobbs or quarterback Ryan Sorahan practicing.

Cobbs did not practice because of a hamstring injury he suffered while running sprints after Sunday's light workout.

"We'll know more tomorrow," UA head coach Houston Nutt said. "...He was sprinting there at the end, it was little cooler, he was running hard and just pulled it. But it's not too bad I don't think."

Sorahan, still troubled by his back injury suffered Saturday, did not work again.

"He was awfully sore today," Nutt said.

The coach said both should be considered questionable for Georgia and that Sorahan "probably wouldn't start" if he didn't practice on Wednesday.

While 6-6 freshman Jones did run a few emergency plays at quarterback after practice, he spent his time during the practice working with the receivers, as did Marvin Jackson, now fully converted from cornerback to the receivers.

"It's going pretty good," Nutt said. "There is so much for Matt to learn and we are just trying to spoonf eed him as quick as we can and get him into some different situations and see what that looks like."

Nutt said his team has worked hard to eliminate the turnovers that cost it so much on Saturday.

"We have really concentated on eliminating those three bad, bad mistakes - those turnovers," Nutt said. "We can really build off of our offensive line play and the way our backs ran hard."

That has helped both the coaches and the players this week according to Nutt.

"You build off last week and you see improvement," Nutt said. "That's what makes you feel good as a staff. You are not far from it, but it takes doing everything right. It's a 60 game. You can run 88 plays perfect, but those three that you turn the ball over doesn't help you."

Nutt expects to see a lot of Florida State in Georgia's offense come Saturday since head coach Mark Richt was a Seminole assistant coach for 15 seasons, calling plays the last seven.

"There will be two wides, three wides, four wides and they will try to stretch the filed," Nutt said.

He also has great respect for their defense.
"It is probably one of the toughest defenses we will face this year," Nutt said. "Their defensive line is a lot like Tennessee's and their linebackers are probably better, a little older.


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