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Arkansas Football Spring Scrimmage Report: 4/6

Two weeks before the spring game, Bielema made a late call to allow the public to come in and get a glimpse of the team. Here's what we learned.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Word I've never used in a story til today: Reggae ... Bielema treated fans to music from his iPod during early portions of practice.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/320629771493064704">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Here's a link to unofficial stats of the 101-play scrimmage.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hogs complete 101-play scrimmage in about 1:20. Strong running by @<a href="https://twitter.com/jwillpart2">jwillpart2</a> and strong goal line work. D-line played very well</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/320605566726709248">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>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.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320607422349725697">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bret Bielema after today's scrimmage: Goal-line is a mentality and I thought the offense brought it down there.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320606833867911169">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>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</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/status/320605974803140608">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: I thought B. Allen moved forward today...B. Mitchell continues to impress me he is a competitor...all our qbs are making progress</p>&mdash; Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) <a href="https://twitter.com/5NEWSNicole/status/320608217413582848">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Both top QBs threw a pick: Allen intercepted by E. Bennett in end zone; Carroll Washington picked Mitchell, and Ray Buchanan INT of Reed</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/320606023939399682">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Coach Bielema praises Jonathan Williams for his effort today and becoming a more complete back. He had 85 yards on 16 carries</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/320607330502852610">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Small brings an attitude to our offense that you can't put a price tag on ...I'm excited about him</p>&mdash; Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) <a href="https://twitter.com/5NEWSNicole/status/320608805702483968">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jevontee Herndon and Keon Hatcher both took big shots during the scrimmage and both were shaken up, but both are okay and came back.</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/320607638629019648">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: I've been very impressed with Jarrett Lake and Robert Atiga... That's a position that's going to continue to grow.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320609862390280193">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Austin Jones could probably play all three LB positions, especially mike. - Bret Bielema</p>&mdash; Ugly Uncle (@uglyuncle) <a href="https://twitter.com/uglyuncle/status/320608444908441600">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Austin Jones is always in the right place he is extremely intelligent</p>&mdash; Nicole Muracco (@5NEWSNicole) <a href="https://twitter.com/5NEWSNicole/status/320608397277949953">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: From the first time I saw Otha Peters move and work out, there was something in him I really like.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320610059338014720">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Coach Bielema: AJ Turner is limited, but it was good to get him out there. Loves what he sees out of linebacker Austin Jones</p>&mdash; Dudley E. Dawson (@Dedsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dedsports/status/320608353661382656">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>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.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320609008157335552">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: Every person looks at Travis Swanson with nothing but the greatest respect.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320610792108085249">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bielema: A major emphasis in strength training was lower body strength so our offensive line can move people.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/320608632012156928">April 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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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
free.