Fun day at work to install GL off & def schemes up close as well as backed-up field position. Critical areas— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) August 18, 2015
Arkansas' practice Tuesday afternoon apparently included some goal line installation. They also moved some players around on the depth chart (these aren't necessarily permanent, but they're trying some things out).
- Josh Harris is now at 1st team middle linebacker
- De'Andre Coley has been moved from safety to outside linebacker
- Anthony Brown has moved from defensive end to fullback. From UA: "Brown impressed this afternoon, catching several passes out of the backfield. He even scored a touchdown in goal line work."
- Mitchell Loewen has moved in to defensive tackle from defensive end
If you're a little concerned about an undersized redshirt freshman walk-on starting at middle linebacker. You're not alone. However, coaches and media observers have raved about Harris all year, even going back to spring. Is he the next Olajabutu? That will be the obvious comparison.
For the young'uns out there, Sam Olajabutu was a similarly undersized, lightly recruited middle linebacker during the McFadden era who ended up 1st Team All-SEC. So there is some precedent for this. Let's hope it works out as well as it did before.
Oh and we had some more mattress carriers today. Get on time, fellas.
Guess Bielema treats specialists the same as RB/WR... P Blake Johnson & LS George Madden w/ the mattress punishment. https://t.co/Wlpf10fPmp— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) August 18, 2015