• Mackenzie Mills

BACK FOR SECONDS


Even stevens. That's what head coach Sam Pittman said when asked to give his opinion on if the offense or defense won the day in Razorback football's second scrimmage.


It's hard to find players and position groups Coach Pittman wasn't praising after the 150-play scrimmage. Quarterbacks? Sharp. Running backs? Quick. Offensive line? Tough.


We've got all the highlights, observations, and more from the second scrimmage of fall camp, so let's get to it...


▶️ Under Center Over Performing: KJ Jefferson was, by all accounts, much improved from his first scrimmage with Coach Pittman saying he "ran the offense well" and was solid in all aspects. But backup quarterback Malik Hornsby was a human highlight reel, rattling off touchdown runs of 80 and 8 yards and touchdown passes of 45 yards to John David White and 15 yards to Kendall Catalon.


▶️ Ready For Liftoff: With starting running back Trelon Smith missing the last few practices with a turf toe injury, true freshman Raheim "Rocket" Sanders has rolled with the first team offense all week and Coach Pittman is liking what he's seeing: "He ran well. He ran hard. Had a good day... had a really good day. He’s got speed, but he’s also 228 pounds."


▶️ Healthy Competition: Arkansas is entering their third week of fall camp and no position is happier about having depth and rotating snaps than defensive line. Junior defensive end Zach Williams said the group isn't angry or frustrated about having competition in camp. He's excited about having a crowded room full of talent: "It’s healthy competition and I respect that. They are going to make us fight for our spot every day and that’s going to make us all better. Outside of practice, we all mix very well. I think there are differences in football relationships and outside relationships and I think we are equally good about both."


Arkansas is back at practice this morning in the lead up to their season opener against Rice on September 4th at 1:00pm.

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