Practice No. 9 notes and observations

  • The top note from today’s practice is that Sosa Agim was not present. We do not know why, but will try to find out soon. We get to talk to players in around an hour.

  • There were six notables in green no-contact jerseys: Courtre Alexander (not his first practice in green), Devwah Whaley, Hayden Henry, Shane Clenin, Kirby Adcock and Grayson Gunter. Receiver Mike Woods, who will miss the rest of spring ball after having wrist surgery, was in yellow, as was Rakeem Boyd for the second straight day since break. Austin Capps was not at practice. Chad Morris said Tuesday he has the flu.

  • After the initial period in practice, Arkansas has been doing a fun drill called the “Attack Drill.” It pits one player against three other players, typically of the same position. The goal is to get through each player and touch a standing tackling dummy roughly 10-15 yards downfield. It’s one of the more action-packed parts of practice we’re privy to.

Tyson Morris dominated the drill today, pushing through three receivers in virtually no time at all. Essentially the whole team mobbed him in celebration. Buster Brown was the first player to reach the dummy and did so impressively. Andrew Parker, Hayden Johnson and C.J. O’Grady also won their battles.

  • Connor Noland was at practice today, but I did not see him throw. He worked on toss sweeps with the running backs, but that’s about it as far as his work. Justice Hill was not out there either. Morris was asked if he’d talked with Hill about coming to practice and he said he didn’t know what the situation was there.