Arkansas opened today’s practice with some live work. Here are the first, second and third teams on both sides of the ball, plus what happened:
OL (L–>R) Myron Cunningham, Kirby Adcock, Ty Clary, Ricky Stromberg, Dalton Wagner
Receivers were Treylon Burks and Mike Woods. Arkansas ran with two tight ends - Chase Harrell and Grayson Gunter
Nick Starkel was at quarterback and Rakeem Boy joined him in the backfield.
DL: Gabe Richardson (lined up over Cunningham), TJ Smith, Sosa Agim, Dorian Gerald (lined up over Wagner)
LB: De’Jon Harris and Bumper Pool
DBs: Jarques McClellion and Montaric Brown at corners; Kamren Curl and Joe Foucha at safety spots; Greg Brooks at nickel
Notes: The offense began its three-play series backed up against the goalline. Starkel completed a short pass to Burks on the first play, Boyd carried for a short gain, then Starkel threw a bit behind Woods on a slant. It was a catchable ball for Woods.
OL (L–>R) Brady Latham, Silas Robinson, Beaux Limmer, Shane Clenin, Ryan Winkel
Receivers were Jimmie Stoudemire and De’Vion Warren. The two tight ends in the formation were Blake Kern and Hayden Johnson
Ben Hicks was at quarterback and Chase Hayden was the tailback.
DL: Mataio Soli (lined up over Latham), Isaiah Nichols, Jonathan Marshall, Jamario Bell (lined up over Winkel)
LB: Grant Morgan and Hayden Henry
DBs: LaDarrius Bishop and Devin Bush at corners; Brenden Young and Myles Mason at safety spots; Micahh Smith at nickel
Notes: Again, the offense began its series of plays backed up. Hayden began the drive with a short run, Hicks threw high for Warren near the right sideline and then threw incomplete to Jimmie Stoudemire on the left side of the field.
OL (L–>R) Chibueze Nwanna, Drew Vest, Austin Nix, Silas Robinson, Dylan Rathcke
Receivers were Karch Gardiner and Shamar Nash. Tight ends were Hudson Henry and Trey Purifoy.
John Stephen Jones ran with the third unit and A’Montae Spivey was at tailback.
DL: David Porter (lined up over Nwanna), Marcus Miller, Enoch Jackson, Zach Williams (lined up over Rathcke)
LB: Andrew Parker and D’Vone McClure
DBs: Britto Tutt and Hudson Clark at corners; Jalen Catalon and Simeon Blair at safeties; Nathan Parodi at nickel
Notes: Offense was backed up. Jones completed a pass to Gardiner, who turned up field and likely would have picked up a first down if not for whistles, Spivey bounced an inside run off of Nwanna and picked up 10-15 yards it looked like, and Jones completed a nice ball to Nash on a corner route to end the first period of practice. Nash beat Hudson Clark on the play, and Jones put it right on him.
Other notes: Players working punt return were Jalen Catalon and Montaric Brown. LaDarrius Bishop worked at the spot, too, on Monday. Kickoff returners were Chase Hayden, Rakeem Boyd and Nathan Parodi. Impressed with the hang time on Sam Loy’s punts.
Freshman receiver Trey Knox was not on the field for the open portion of the workout again today. Chad Morris revealed he was sick on Monday. TJ Hammonds was back in a standard red jersey today. He dealt with a concussion last week and was in green on Monday. Devwah Whaley did not participate in the live period, but was running and working with quarterbacks on screens and wheel routes later.
Offensive lineman Colton Jackson (foot) has been at both practices this week, but he did not go through the live period to begin the day. Sophomore OL Audry Horn, from Little Rock Catholic, was at practice in shoulder pads today. Still no Austin Capps.
Cornerback Jarques McClellion was back in green today. McClellion wore green multiple days in Week 2. We’re hoping to have some clarification on him this evening when Chad Morris meets with reporters. Greg Brooks (thumb) was in standard white.
WR Trey Knox (sick, 2nd straight day)
WR Jordan Jones (high ankle sprain, out 2 1/2 to 4 weeks)
WR Deon Stewart (ACL, out for season)
WR Koilan Jackson (knee, possibly back at end of this week)
WR Kendall Catalon (knee)
OL Austin Capps (knee sprain, should be back this week, according to Morris)
TE Cheyenne O’Grady (minor injury, had surgery last week; hoping to be back by start of game week)
DE Eric Gregory (left foot, out several weeks; replaced on camp roster by former Farmington HS player Reid Turner)
WR Daulton Hyatt (hamstring, replaced on the 110-man roster by freshman receiver Brett Nabors)
OL Noah Gatlin (out, ACL)