On a evening that could have been his prom night, freshman quarterback Jacoby Walker led the Whites to a 31-21 victory over the Reds in the Hogs' annual Red-White scrimmage that closed out spring workouts at Razorback Stadium.
During Bobby Petrino's first two seasons as Arkansas' coach, he did not feel comfortable splitting his team up evenly for a scrimmage. There wasn't enough depth to evenly divide.
Tulsa sophomore Terrell Williams came to Arkansas with sterling credentials, and in the Hogs' last scrimmage that talent seemed to emerge.
After being maligned for being behind the offense, the Arkansas Razorbacks' defense, particularly the first team, had its best practice perhaps in the Bobby Petrino era in the third spring scrimmage.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have tried to clean up mistakes from last week's scrimmage and prepare for Friday's last major evaluation during this third week of spring drills.
Arkansas defensive coordinator Willy Robinson accessed the Razorbacks' scrimmage Saturday as good but not good enough following Tuesday's workout.
Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino is establishing something of a spring tradition here.
Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said the coaching staff is looking for toughness and leadership as the Hogs reach the dog days" of spring practice."
As a true freshman in 2009, Alvin Bailey practiced like he was preparing to play and even traveled with the team, but the 6-5, 323-pound offensive guard knew he would not get into the game unless it was an emergency.
Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee says the spring competition between the running backs is not a battle for a starting role.
The coaching staff said the 2010 Razorbacks had a productive scrimmage Saturday, but...they neither ran the ball nor stopped the run well enough to please head coach Bobby Petrino or defensive coordinator Willy Robinson.
It's hard not to notice Chris Gragg. Even with 120 other football players running around Razorback Stadium, he's too big and athletic not to notice.