Thursday Practice Report, 9/27

Arkansas worked in shorts and shoulder pads to put the finishing touches on the game plan for the SEC tussle with Georgia scheduled for Saturday.

Arkansas worked for about 90 minutes Thursday polishing the game plan for the trip to Athens, Ga., to play Georgia's Bulldogs.

Quarterback Ryan Sorahan did not suit up for practice. He watched behind the offensive huddle as Zak Clark took most of the snaps at quarterback, with freshman Tarvaris Jackson also seeing plenty of action.

Matt Jones continued to log time at wide receiver. It appears Jones will shed his redshirt, and see action against the Bulldogs.

The likely starter at tailback is Brandon Holmes, but it also appears likely that Fred Talley and Cedric Cobbs will also log time at tailback against the Bulldogs. Both Talley and Cobbs were hobbled a bit at the start of the week, but were sharp on Thursday.

Clark had his best practices as a Razorback and was especially sharp at the end of practice as the team polished its two-minute drill.

"I thought Zak looked good," said John Thompson, the Hogs' defensive coordinator.

Thompson handled the media interviews usually reserved for the head coach after Thursday's workout. Nutt left quickly after the workout to attend a ball game one of his children was playing in Thursday night.

Thompson said the Hog defense had trouble adjusting to Georgia's no-huddle offense as simulated by the UA scout team.

"We tried to get a look at it exactly how they run it, and it got us out of sync a little today," Thompson said. "They make it tough to substitute as far as changing your packages, but that's okay with us. We are just going to lock into the package we want to run anyway. We'll just start that way and stay with it."

Thompson declined to mention the kind of package that the Hogs will open with against the Bulldogs, but most teams have been playing five defensive backs to matchup up with Georgia's spread formation with three wideouts. Arkansas has gone with five DBs in most games anyway.

Thompson said Gavin Walls has done well in the move from outside to middle linebacker after the Hogs lost Shane Collins to a season-ending knee injury against Alabama.


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