Arkansas prepped for a major scrimmage with a 90-minute practice Friday in shorts and shoulder pads, and may have sustained the first major injury of the spring.
Wide receiver George Wilson went down with what is believed to be an injury to his right knee. He left the field in a cart. Trainer Dean Weber thought the knee displayed signs of stability Friday night. The knee will be tested again Saturday to determine if there is any ligament damage.
"We don't know just yet," Houston Nutt said after the spirited workout. "We just hope nothing is torn. This field isn't great, but we have to work on it. It was a little soft where he went down. It does look like a knee, probably."
Nutt said the day was mainly a workout for fundamentals to prepare for a scrimmage that will go in excess of 100 plays on Saturday. The Hogs will stretch at 10 a.m., with the scrimmage about 15 minutes thereafter.
"We had a good day," Nutt said. "We continue to improve. I really thought Bo Mosley had a good day, and he's had a good spring."
Secondary coach Dave Wommack praised Mosley and Marvin Jackson. That duo has gotten the bulk of the first team work at cornerback with Eddie Jackson, Ahmad Carroll and Lawrence Richardson running track.
"I love what Bo Mosley has done this spring," Wommack said. "Those others better watch out because Bo and Marvin have made a real move. They've been great this spring. I think Bo can play corner, rover and safety. He's really making some plays. And, Marvin makes two or three great plays every practice. This is what spring is all about. Those two are going to play a lot of football next fall. Like I said, those guys who are with track better watch out. They've got some real competition now."
Tarvaris Jackson lets fly with a strike in practice Friday.
Houston Nutt fires a pass in a drill with the wide receivers Friday.
Carlos Ousley (19) waits for the snap count at the line of scrimmage.
Otis and Jean Kirk with granddaughter Madeline.
Sacha Lancaster talks Madeline Kirk into posing for the camera.
Photos by Clay Henry