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Arkansas Football Spring Practice Report: 4/9

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney met with the media following Tuesday's practice. Here's what we learned:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says the team isn't improving as quickly as he would like in the passing game.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/321761927455989760">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chaney: I would say Brandon Allen maybe threw the ball a little better than Brandon Mitchell. But they're still competing.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/321762273129537536">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/coachjoelt">coachjoelt</a> Thomas said RB @<a href="https://twitter.com/jwillpart2">jwillpart2</a> JWilliams had 47 yds after contact, an avg. of 2.9 ypc after contact, on Sat., ran w/better pad level</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/321780836657668096">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Another observation from @<a href="https://twitter.com/coachjoelt">coachjoelt</a>: Can't rave enough about @<a href="https://twitter.com/kierosmall36">kierosmall36</a>, who had "1 of the best scrimmages I've graded (FB or TB) ever"</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/status/321781341358260224">April 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chaney: Kiero Small will put his face on you, and he'll enjoy doing it. And that's a wonderful thing.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/321763027928100866">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chaney: What you would say is the difference between the offense last year at Arkansas and this year is we're trying to be more physical.</p>&mdash; Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/321762535919464449">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chaney - Small and Swanson stand out because they have invested more in the program and know it's about every snap.</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/321762863523954689">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Chaney - Stringer and Beck are both getting time as the third T behind Ollison and Hurd</p>&mdash; Hawgs Illustrated (@HImagazine) <a href="https://twitter.com/HImagazine/status/321764161426161664">April 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Here's the recap from UA:

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued spring practice Tuesday afternoon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

After practice offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jim Chaney spoke with the media about the physicality of Tuesday’s practice.

"I thought we practiced physical early on," Coach Chaney said. "I feel like the kids are buying into being more physical. We are trying to make the inside run periods as physical as we can."

Coach Chaney also commented on the offense getting better before the snap of the ball.
"From scrimmage one to scrimmage two the errors were down considerably," Coach Chaney said. "We didn’t have as many false starts or misalignments."

Practice continues this week with workouts scheduled for 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 Razorbacks Stadium. Admission to the game is free.