FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – The pads came on for Day 3 of Arkansas’ spring football camp, and the physicality and tempo went up.
The Razorbacks worked out for 23 periods Saturday at the Fred W. Smith Football Center. There was contact, but the defense was not allowed to take players to the ground in an effort to prevent injuries and keep players fresh.
Following team stretch, practice opened with head coach Bret Bielema orchestrating the “Hog Drill.” The “Hog Drill” pins an offensive player against a defensive player 1-on-1 at the goal line. The object of the “Hog Drill” is to beat your man off the ball, testing the players’ ability mentality and physically.
Following “Hog Drill,” the team split up for position drills and then 1-on-1s. Several periods were also spent focusing on the passing game with 7-on-7 drills as well as 11-on-11 team situations, including first and second down scenarios.
The Razorbacks will return to the practice field Tuesday afternoon for the fourth of 15 scheduled spring practices. Arkansas will play its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 29. Kickoff is scheduled for noon in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public. The game will air live on SEC Network and will also be available through connected devices on the ESPN and WatchESPN apps.