But the real show was Ryan Mallett and the offense. Mallett put on an aerial show throughout the day in what had to be one of his best days as a Razorback. He was accurate on the deep pass, in extended goal line work and also in the short passes that sometimes confound his rifle arm.
It was a good day for the team as they continue to progress through fall camp. There did not appear to be any serious injuries, although running back Broderick Green was not present for the afternoon workout.
The Hogs worked on their two practice fields for the morning workout, toiling through a moderate rain shower. They moved into the stadium for the afternoon on a sunny, but mild second workout.
The afternoon workout was heavy on special teams with various kickoff and kickoff coverage teams. A lot of work in the morning workout centered on punt teams, including coverage, block units and return work.
In the afternoon workout, Alex Tejada and Cameron Bryan both struggled on field goal placements. Tejada was four of eight and Bryan three of six. Tejada missed three straight kicks in one stretch from around the 40-yard distance.
However, John L. Smith said that has been one of the few off periods for Tejada this fall camp.
"He's had a pretty good fall," Smith said of Tejada. "We've been pretty pleased. Today was not his best day.
"The biggest thing we've worked on is his confidence, his plant and his leg swing. We just don't want him to try to steer it. That's the biggest thing."
Smith said the team is starting to come together as far as depth and units.
"I think we've had good competition," Smith said. "We just have to stay healthy. I think what you'll see in the next little stretch, things really starting to fall into place."
Smith helps with the outside linebackers. The starter at his strongside position is Freddy Burton.
"He's a lot bigger and a lot stronger and he's worked hard," Smith said of Burton. "He still has room to improve. We've got Jerico Nelson behind him and in some packages like the jack and nickel, he's the one we'd go to."
Smith was asked if someone else would play in the base packages ahead of Nelson if something happened with Burton.
"I don't think so," he said. "I think we'll be fine there. I think at this point, we'd just go with Jerico."
The punters job seems to be up for grabs between junior college transfer Briton Forester and freshman Dillon Breeding. Forester has been bothered with a sore leg.
"He'll be alright," Smith said. "Sometimes in camp you have to give them a rest because they've kicked so much. Breeding has a fine leg, but we need him to be more consistent. Both are working there and we haven't made a decision there."
Asked if a decision could wait until game week, Smith hedged a bit.
"You'd prefer to do it before then, but you could (wait)," he said. "Both are still working there."
Smith said there is still a lot of work to do on special teams, but some players are starting to claim spots. He indicated that Burton will probably play on all special teams. He also said some freshman are strong candidates for special teams, including linebacker Terrell Williams.
"We have to wait and see on who redshirts, but Williams could be on everything," Smith said.
Tejada is expected to handle placements and kickoffs.
"My leg feels great," he said. "I think I've had a good camp. I think I've had a great percentage going. As far as today, we'll look at film. Everything felt good. I thought my plant was good and my swing was good. They just didn't go through.
"It's usually all about the plant. That's what you know determines field goals and kickoffs. That's what we'll look at. It's really important.
"Coach Smith just tried to encourage me to stick with what we were working on, even during that stretch today. He's a great encourager. He told me we are doing the right things and to trust them. He said everything is going to be alright."