FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark) - The University of Arkansas football team held its second open scrimmage of the spring practice session on Saturday afternoon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Following the scrimmage, head coach Bret Bielemashared his thoughts on the day's work.
"We wanted to build off last week," Coach Bielema said. "We put in red zone and goal line this week. I think there was a little bit of give and take on both sides of the ball. I do like the way our guys continue to compete in critical downs. Its very nice to see on both offense and defense. I am happy where we are."
Coach Bielema also touched on the topic of having former Super Bowl and two-time national champion coach Dave Wannstedt around the program this week. Two of Wannstedt's championships came as defensive coordinator for former Razorback Jimmy Johnson as the duo coached the Dallas Cowboys to a win in Super Bowl XXVII and the University of Miami to the national championship in 1987. Current Arkansas senior associate head coach and linebackers coach Randy Shannon was a junior linebacker on the Hurricanes' national title team.
"Dave came in on Wednesday," Coach Bielema said. "He had an open key to the program. We met early on that first day and I gave him about half a dozen things I would like to have information and feedback on. He gave me that and more with some very encouraging things, but also some critical things you need to hear. Here's a guy who has won on every level. He gave a great message to our guys this morning and has been awesome."
Saturday's scrimmage was the ninth of 15 spring practices allotted by the NCAA. The Razorbacks will wrap up their spring practice sessions with the Red-White Game on April 26. The Red-White Game will be held in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and broadcast live on CST. Game time is 1 p.m., and admission is free.