Razorbacks Return to Work

Correcting mistakes and missed assignments from last Saturday's scrimmage was at the top of Arkansas' to-do list on Monday afternoon, as the Hogs worked for two hours on the artificial turf of the Pat and Willard Walker Pavilion.

"After watching the scrimmage film, I feel we still have a long ways to go," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. "Overall you love the effort. There are a lot of good things on both sides of the ball. We aren't there yet by any means. We are going to really try to take advantage this week. We worked on corrections today. We were a little sore today. We came out in thigh pads and shoulder pads and for the most part moved around pretty well."

Nutt's initial impression of the scrimmage was that the offense dominated the action while the defense struggled to make big plays. While his second opinion remained similar, the scrimmage film did reveal a number of good things from the defensive unit.

"I was kind of dejected walking off the field (on Saturday)," Nutt said. "But if you watch the film and look at things closely on defense, especially when everyone isn't there, there are a lot of good things. It's like Coach (Dave) Wommack said, it just isn't acceptable the way they played. You are just trying to get everything out of them."

Defensive ends Justin Scott and Elliott Harris drew favorable reviews from Nutt, but the coach's highest praise was saved for cornerbacks Bo Mosley and Marvin Jackson.

"Bo Mosley has been so consistent," Nutt said. "If you look at Mosley and Marvin Jackson, we were probably four out of 20 passing against those guys. They have really made some plays. Rarely have they been beat. There is just not that much production when you go against those two guys. That has been really encouraging."

Arkansas received some encouraging news on Monday concerning the injury to sophomore wide receiver George Wilson. While testing at this point isn't conclusive, an MRI seems to indicate that Wilson has torn cartilage in his right knee but hasn't suffered any ligament damage. Wilson is scheduled to undergo an arthroscopy procedure on April 16 and barring any complications should be ready in plenty of time for fall practice.

The Razorbacks will take Tuesday off before returning the field on Wednesday afternoon. Arkansas will practice Thursday and Friday before staging the annual red vs. white game on Saturday at Noon. At the completion of the week, Arkansas will have used only 14 of its 15 allowed spring practices. Nutt said the extra workout could be used next week to correct mistakes from this weekend's scrimmage.

Fans wishing to attend Saturday's scrimmage should enter through gate 15 of the east grandstand located on Stadium Drive. No admission will be charged for the spring game.


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