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Arkansas Football Spring Scrimmage Report: 3/30

The Razorbacks held their first scrimmage that was open to the media on Saturday, and we found out lots of tidbits.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Arkansas scrimmaged for 73 plays Saturday and had 10 penalties on O and D....best play was Allen to Herndon for 65 us TD on 2nd&amp;2</p>&mdash; Trey Biddy (@TreyBiddy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TreyBiddy/status/318066073649958913">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>VERY unofficial stats: BAllen 11-19, 137 yds, 1 INT, 1 TD; BMitchell 7-14, 112 yds, 1 TD; JHerndon 2-79 (TD), J.Horton 5-61; E.Hawkins 2-61</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/318072792211927040">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Defensive stats: R.Gaines INT; J.Lake FF, T.Flowers FR; Sacks: Arkadie, Thomas, CSmith, Wise, Winston; PBUs: Wise, Gaines, Buchanan Jr.</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/318073699385344001">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema said going into today QB Brandon Allen had a little bit of an edge on Brandon Mitchell. Allen worked with the 1st team today.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318070245770289152">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>But Bielema also stressed the competition at QB - as well as other positions - is not over. Plenty to continue to evaluate this spring.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318070616802607104">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Offensively, I thought Brandon Mitchell and Brandon Allen did good things, especially Mitchell in the second half.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318067553555607552">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema said there's lot to clean up. Plenty of penalties today (especially up front). But it's something that was addressed after practice.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318067836889202688">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Keante Minor was moved from WR to RB. Bielema believes it's going pretty well: "We'd like to get him on the field."</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318067972335865856">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: I've been very impressed with Jarrett Lake. He's played as well as any of the linebackers.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318070780967677952">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: I would expect Brooks Ellis and Martrell Spaight to come in and compete at linebacker right away.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318070954389565440">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema said S Defonta Lowe is concentrating on academics this spring. Bielema on if he'll return: "It's in his hands."</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318068347088535554">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Our offensive line has really conceptually bought into the way we want to run the football. To learn how to do that is a process.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318068910639439874">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Brey Cook is a very good tackle but moving him inside to guard should add to his game.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318068073204686848">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: If Sam Pittman is recruiting 30 linemen, he's Facebooking 15 and tweeting 15. He's the coaches' recruiting liaison.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318069873966198784">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema said LB A.J. Turner broke his wrist a few weeks ago. He's practicing, but is wearing a cast.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318071056399228928">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: I really like Otha Peters. He's aggressive, he's explosive.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318071062782943232">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>WR Demetrius Wilson (head) and TE Mitchell Loewen (ankle) both were injured today. They didn't return, but Bielema said neither was serious.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/318069508633931776">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Very impressed with Austin Tate. He's got that senior maturity.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/318067716139384833">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Biggest who was that? RB Patrick Arinze 8 carries, 34 yds. Bigger thighs/legs than previous No. 33 Dennis Johnson</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/318074335401242624">March 30, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Here's the short story from UA:

FAYETTEVILLE - The University of Arkansas football team continued spring practice on Saturday with a workout inside Walker Pavilion. The team started the day with practice and then had a scrimmage.

After practice, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema spoke to the media. He talked about what he was trying to accomplish during the week of practice and the scrimmage.

"It was good to play tackle football for the first time today," Coach Bielema said. "We want to play a physical style of football, and that all starts with today. I like how our defense was aggressive up front, and I was very impressed with some of the plays our guys made in the back end."

Coach Bielema also talked about his roster, and the adjustments the staff has made during the first week of practice after spring break. Coach Bielema was also excited about the play of both the offensive and defensive line.

"The offensive line has a great attitude," Coach Bielema said. "They are very coachable, and have responded very well. They have a sense of pride and have really bought in. Our defensive line is also very gifted and very physical."

Practice continues this 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 free.