Even though there wasn’t a ton of passing, the top storyline from Arkansas’ scrimmage Saturday revolved around the quarterbacks.
The Razorbacks must replace three-year starter Brandon Allen, and the two quarterbacks who have stood out thus far are junior Austin Allen and sophomore Rafe Peavey, coach Bret Bielema said, according to radio host Bo Mattingly.
Arkansas spent most of the 61-play scrimmage working on fundamentals and the running game, according to The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Tom Murphy. It was junior running back Denzell Evans who led the Razorbacks in rushing.
Hogs with 61-play scrimmage, DEvans with 56 rush yds, Duwop 51, Day 43, Walker 40, Not a ton of passing
— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) April 2, 2016
Another player who had a strong day was five-star freshman defensive lineman McTelvin Agim, otherwise known as “Sosa.” Bielema seemed enamored with Agim’s natural talent.
“Sosa’s (Agim’s) got some ability, man,” Bielema said, per Mattingly. “There are some things that you’re just born with and can’t coach, and he benefits from that.”
Arkansas’ first week of spring practice is in the books, and it appears the program has made some progress as it attempts to build off of an impressive 2015 season in which it won six of its last seven games, including a Liberty Bowl rout over Kansas State.
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) April 2, 2016