Some spring football notes

Bret Bielema said today that Britto Tutt and Kofi Boateng are about 90 percent healthy from their ACL surgeries last August. Both will go through spring practice, but might be limited or held out of contact drills.

T.J. Hammonds probably will continue to work some with the running backs in addition to his new role as a receiver.

Jake Raulerson is going to get a look at right tackle. The coaches are happy with his physical appearance now that he has had an off-season in Arkansas’ conditioning program. The likely front five right now would be LT Colton Jackson, LG Hjalte Froholdt, C Frank Ragnow, RG Johnny Gibson and RT Brian Wallace or Jake Raulerson.

Arkansas plans to be able to play its spring game at Razorback Stadium, but may have to cap attendance at around 25,000 because of the site work being done on the north end zone. All of the action likely would go toward the south end zone to keep players from potentially being hurt at the back of the north one. The team will not be able to scrimmage in the stadium prior to the spring game and even looked into some contingency plans about playing the spring game elsewhere. Arkansas hopes to have some clarity by a couple of weeks into the spring practices.

I spoke this morning with Rick Schaeffer, who told me RazorFest won’t be held this year.

More on the spring game: http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … g-game-ca/

Injury report: http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … l-injurie/

One more expanded note on Raulerson and the OL: http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … ns-season/

Why can’t B Wall hold on to that RT spot? Like own that thing!

I’d say it’s a good thing to have competition. If Jake Raulerson is bigger and stronger, I figured he’d challenge some place. The guy I’m excited to see this spring is Shane Clenin at left tackle. The battle between Colton Jackson and Clenin could be entertaining.