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Arkansas Razorbacks Fall Camp Practice Report - August 12th

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Here's what we've learned after three practices in two days this week.

Demetrius Wilson skies for a catch in one of Arkansas' fall practices.
Demetrius Wilson skies for a catch in one of Arkansas' fall practices.
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The team practiced twice on Monday and once on Tuesday.

They're not talking about Otha Peters, but here's how the roster looks without him (Brooks Ellis is 1st team middle linebacker):

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>JUCO transfer Josh Williams is now 2nd-team middle linebacker after Peters&#39; departure. Freshman Khalia Hackett is 3rd team.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/statuses/499321088619200512">August 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Josh Williams after practice: "I just wanted to help the team out. Coach Pittman came down to Dodge City and told me how the depth was thin on linebackers, so I took the chance."

Randy Shannon on Williams: "He’s doing an unbelievable job right now. He’s still a little behind because he wasn’t here during the spring, but today I think was probably the best practice that he’s had in fall camp. He started off a little rugged at first, but he’s coming along." Shannon went on to say he's been doing well in the run game but today really showed progress in pass defense. He struggled against the pass during the first week in camp.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Arkansas will put fullback Chris Jones on its 105-man roster in place of Otha Peters.</p>&mdash; Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) <a href="https://twitter.com/NWARobbie/statuses/498956810296889344">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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On Monday the team practiced goal line and goal-to-go situations, which they did not do in Saturday's scrimmage. Jim Chaney says they're working on several situational drills all week: "We have to make sure we have all the situations in: third medium, third long, third short, goal line, red zone. Every one of them so everybody knows and you install your packages there. We’re getting close, and then we go back and do it again and fine tune the details."

Receivers coach Michael Smith on freshman wideout Kendrick Edwards: "You’ve got a kid that’s 6-6, real smooth and has the ability to catch the ball naturally. He has a good demeanor about him and has picked up what we’ve put on his plate pretty well and he just brings a different dimension that we haven’t had since Coach Bielema and myself have been here." He'll play this year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Henson on telling his mom about scholarship: I couldn&#39;t hear for about 30 mins. She let out a nice gasp and my dad was just pretty cool</p>&mdash; Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/statuses/498881850384064512">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Derby on telling his parents about the scholarship:  "They said good job. They’re just happy not to write that check each semester."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This is the CATCH by <a href="https://twitter.com/WOPDU">@WOPDU</a> that was off the charts. One day at a time! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HogBall?src=hash">#HogBall</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WoooPig?src=hash">#WoooPig</a> <a href="http://t.co/eGn15sQf9s">pic.twitter.com/eGn15sQf9s</a></p>&mdash; Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) <a href="https://twitter.com/BretBielema/statuses/498980104136327170">August 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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