FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – In preparation for Saturday's open scrimmage, the University of Arkansas' football team completed the first part of its two-a-days scheduled on Friday morning.
Venue: Outdoor practice fields
Format: Full pads
Highlights: Freshman cornerback Henre Toliver jumped a route during 11-on-11 and nearly came away with an interception, causing some "oohs" and "aahs" from his defensive teammates on the sideline … Later on, Toliver went stride for stride with sophomore wide receiver Drew Morgan on a deep route and came down with an interception … Morgan slipped behind the safeties and came down with a 30-yard reception … With the offense in the shadow of their own goal line, freshmen wide receivers Kendrick Edwards and Jared Cornelius both came down with terrific catches.
Quote of the Day: "This is kind of the dog days of camp this week. It's a great opportunity for us to develop mental and physical toughness. Guys are sore coming off the last scrimmage, your legs start to get a little bit tired, but with the mental and physical toughness we've had, now it's got to show up and be there on Saturday as well." - Defensive coordinator Robb Smith (@CoachSmithUA) on the importance of the open scrimmage on Saturday
Defensive line and specialists coach Rory Segrest (@CoachSegrest) on Taiwan Johnson (@TJ_WPS94) adjusting to a starting role: "He's done well. A lot of guys get that starting role and slack off a little bit but Taiwan has picked his game up even more. It's important for him to do things the right way and work really hard and we're expecting big things from him."
Senior cornerback Carroll Washington (@No_Fly_Zone4) on what propelled him to be a starter this season: "Just being a better student of the game. Getting my playbook each and every day, going over certain things I don't know. I'm asking questions to my coaches and watching film."
Senior linebacker Daunte Carr (@Daunte_Carr) on rising up the depth chart: "The depth chart can always change. I take it day by day, I always compete. Whoever is in there at the time is good because we both know the position and we both are always working hard."
News and Notes:
· Arkansas Football will host an open scrimmage for fans on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2:25 p.m., in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Gates will open to the public at 2 p.m.
· The Arkansas Football Fan Day presented by Pepsi will be held Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. All fans in attendance will receive the official 2014 Razorback football team poster and pocket schedule card.
· Season tickets for the 2014 football season are now on sale starting at $300. Tickets for both Fayetteville and Little Rock games may be purchased by clicking here or by contacting the UA Ticket Office at 1-800-982-HOGS (4647).
· The 2014 Football Kickoff Luncheon, presented by URETEK Capital will be held on Aug. 22 at noon at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale, Ark. The doors will open at 11:15 a.m., and general admission tickets are $25 each. A reserved table for eight, with two seats for student-athletes or football personnel, is $300. To purchase tickets, please call 1-800-982-HOGS.
Up Next: On Saturday, August 16, Arkansas football will host an open scrimmage for fans in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 2:25 p.m. Gate will open at 2 p.m.
Follow Live: For complete coverage of Arkansas football throughout fall camp, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter.
Kickoff: The Razorbacks open the season with a Southeastern Conference contest at Auburn University on Aug. 30. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.