Word I've never used in a story til today: Reggae ... Bielema treated fans to music from his iPod during early portions of practice.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) April 6, 2013
Hogs complete 101-play scrimmage in about 1:20. Strong running by @jwillpart2 and strong goal line work. D-line played very well— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) April 6, 2013
Bielema: Defensively, I thought we were a little slow out of the gate. They have to learn the first snap is as good as the 60th snap.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Bret Bielema after today's scrimmage: Goal-line is a mentality and I thought the offense brought it down there.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Brandon Allen worked with the 1st team and went 9-for-13 for 97 yds with a TD, INT; Brandon Mitchell 7-for-16, 67 yds, INT— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) April 6, 2013
Bielema: I thought B. Allen moved forward today...B. Mitchell continues to impress me he is a competitor...all our qbs are making progress— Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) April 6, 2013
Both top QBs threw a pick: Allen intercepted by E. Bennett in end zone; Carroll Washington picked Mitchell, and Ray Buchanan INT of Reed— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) April 6, 2013
Coach Bielema praises Jonathan Williams for his effort today and becoming a more complete back. He had 85 yards on 16 carries— Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) April 6, 2013
Bielema: Small brings an attitude to our offense that you can't put a price tag on ...I'm excited about him— Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) April 6, 2013
Jevontee Herndon and Keon Hatcher both took big shots during the scrimmage and both were shaken up, but both are okay and came back.— Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) April 6, 2013
Austin Jones could probably play all three LB positions, especially mike. - Bret Bielema— Ugly Uncle (@uglyuncle) April 6, 2013
Bielema: Austin Jones is always in the right place he is extremely intelligent— Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) April 6, 2013
Bielema: From the first time I saw Otha Peters move and work out, there was something in him I really like.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Coach Bielema: AJ Turner is limited, but it was good to get him out there. Loves what he sees out of linebacker Austin Jones— Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) April 6, 2013
Bielema: I'm very excited about Darius Philon. He had to earn his way back with us a little bit. I think he's going to continue to grow.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Bielema: Every person looks at Travis Swanson with nothing but the greatest respect.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Bielema: A major emphasis in strength training was lower body strength so our offensive line can move people.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) April 6, 2013
Here's the recap from UA:
FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas football team continued spring practice on Saturday with a workout inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The team scrimmaged in front of hundreds of Arkansas fans. The team also met with local children from the Big Brothers, Big Sisters club, taking pictures and signing autographs.
After practice, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema spoke to the media. He talked about the day’s practice and Saturday’s scrimmage.
"Today started out perfect," Coach Bielema said. "The kids were pumped and excited about having practice be open to the fans. They brought good energy and high tempo in the good weather. We are making tremendous strides"
The Razorbacks opened practice Saturday by playing reggae music over the loudspeakers. Coach Bielema discussed the positive impact that had on the team.
"I liked the music," Coach Bielema said. "It’s nice because the kids love it. It gets the kids popping, so that’s why we like to do it."
Coach Bielema also talked about his coaching philosophies, the positive moments from the day’s practice, and how the team is improving.
"There were a lot of positive things," Coach Bielema said. "There was a lot of good learning and good teaching out there. They are competing and playing very hard. I’m really excited about this group."
Practice continues next week with workouts scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Arkansas' spring practices culminate in the Red-White Spring Game, sponsored by Cox, on April 20 at 2 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Admission to the game is