Arkansas' spring practice on Tuesday was open to the media. Thursday's practice will be closed but Saturday's scrimmage will be open to both the media and the public. It will be the public's first opportunity to see the Hogs since the Texas Bowl and a preview of what will happen in the Red/White Game on the 25th.
Here are some highlights from the media reports on Tuesday's practice:
The Hogs tipped their hand a bit in Tuesday's seventh spring practice, though, flipping Khalia Hackett from the strongside to the middle and Josh Williams to the outside. It was the first time it's happened that way since spring began. No one was quite sure whether it would be the last but Williams is going about it like it's permanent.
"I am an outside linebacker," he said. "They threw me in at Sam (strong) and Will (weak) and I feel good about it."
- Also noted Tevin Beanum picked up more first-team reps in place of Deatrich Wise.
Here's some more linebacker notes, from a free article on Hawgs247
Sophomore linebacker Randy Ramsey drew praise from Bret Bielema on Saturday for his performance during the scrimmage. Smith echoed those comments on Tuesday.
"It was a positive to see," Smith said. "He played with great energy, made some tackles and knew what he was doing out there. Those are all positive things. It has never been a matter of talent with Randy...he's just got to stay focused in. I'm a big Randy Ramsey fan and we've got to help him get over the hump."
Redshirt freshman Santos Ramirez is working at safety where he scrimmaged at on Saturday and Jeremiah Ledbetter was moved out to second-team defensive end on Tuesday. Tevin Beanum worked with the first unit at the end spot opposite JaMichael Winston.
Here's the Ugly Uncle practice report, with more notes on the offense. I'm seeing more positive comments about Damon Mitchell at wide receiver. I really hope he can make an impact this fall. He always appears to be such a fluid natural athlete when he's on the field. It feels like he should be a good player for Arkansas.
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