Monday Practice Report, 10/1

Arkansas changed its routine by working on Monday. The injury report contained good news.

Ryan Sorahan returned to practice after sitting out last week with a bruised back, but Zak Clark appears to be the starter for this week's game against Weber State.

Clark took all the repetitions with the first team in Monday's one-hour workout which was followed by some conditioning.

Usually, the Hogs don't work on Monday, since that is a lab day when more players are unavailable than any other day. However, traffic jams on the highway from Athens to Atlanta late Saturday night made for a late arrival Sunday morning, and Nutt decided to give the team Sunday as an off day.

"We got back after 2 a.m., and decided it was best to give them Sunday off, instead of taking Monday off, as per our usual routine," Nutt said. "We had a good day today, and I was pleased with the attitude."

The Hogs worked in shorts and helmets as they polished their kicking game assignments and corrected mistakes from last week's 34-23 loss at Georgia.

All the tailbacks practiced without problems, including Brandon Holmes, Cedric Cobbs and Fred Talley. All were slowed with injuries against Georgia.

Cobbs reinjured a sore hamstring in warmups at Georgia. Holmes, who took most of the snaps, suffered a bruised shoulder. Talley has a sore knee and bruised knee.

Carlos Hall, slowed by a high ankle sprain, did not practice Monday.

"Zak looked good today," Nutt said. "He's working with the first team. He was good in the game, and that was just the way he practiced last week. We are proud of the way Zak came back and played last week.

"It was good to get Ryan Sorahan back. He's still sore, but I have confidence in him this week. I have confidence in Zak, Ryan and (Tarvaris) Jackson. I think all can move the team if called upon."

Quarterback coach David Lee said Clark's play was much better than his play in the opener.

"It was like night and day," Lee said. "He looked good to me. He did what we asked him to do at quarterback in the way he led the team."

Holmes worked with the first unit after turning himself into Fayetteville police earlier in the day on outstanding traffic warrants. Nutt said Holmes started, but that he would probably have some private disciplinary action this week for not settling his traffic tickets earleir.

"He made a mistake," Nutt said. "I wish he would have handled that situation better. He knows now."


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