Tuesday marked the Razorbacks first day in pads. It was just shoulder pads, but still. They will be in full pads by the end of the week.
DC Chris Ash said MLB has the "most competition" for starting spot. Ash: "They all are (undecided), but that’s probably the furthest away."— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) August 7, 2013
You could spin that to be a good or a bad thing.
Ash: Are 1's are the 1's right now at S with Eric Bennett and Rohan Gaines, TQ is continuing to improve every day and I love his attitude!— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) August 7, 2013
Sophomore Otha Peters said he's 100 percent after being limited in the spring with a hip injury. Peters: "Camp is going great for me."— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) August 7, 2013
Ash: Brooks Ellis and DJ Dean are 2 young guys that really stood out to me today.— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) August 7, 2013
Trey Flowers on 2013 defense: "You gotta be pissed off. People came in and took food off our plate (last year). It's a pissed off attitude."— Danny West (@DannyWest1) August 7, 2013
C. Smith: On Grady Ollison - He's come a long way, he's one guy that Coach Herb has really helped, I can't bull rush him like I used to!— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) August 7, 2013
Chris Smith: Coach Partridge has turned me in to a film junkie, it's something I didn't do a lot of in the past and I've learned a lot!— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) August 7, 2013
Otha Peters (@otha_peters): On advantage of Randy Shannon - He's an expert he knows what to do and we all trust him completely!— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) August 7, 2013
Here's a recap of Ash's comments from UA:
FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas football team continued its first week of preseason camp Wednesday afternoon on the outdoor practice fields. Defensive coordinator Chris Ash met with the media after practice and spoke about the first day in shoulder pads.
"It was a new day," Coach Ash said. "First day in shoulder pads, but we really didn't have much more contact than we did with just helmets. The kids were flying around and working hard and getting better."
With the Razorbacks defense being under new direction this season, Coach Ash talked about the process and what he is looking for at practice.
"These guys will work the process," Coach Ash said. "They will come to work every single day, we will coach them in the meetings and they are going to get better through that time. I will be very excited and happy about the product that we will put on the field for game one."
Coach Ash also commented on the work ethic that he is looking for on and off the field.
"I tell the guys every single day is like NFL draft day," Coach Ash said. "They are getting evaluated in everything they do. When they get to a meeting room do they get their notes out first, are they the first to practice, how are they doing in the individuals, how are they doing in walk-through, so we are evaluating every single day."