The first fully padded practice of preseason camp is complete as Devwah Whaley and his Arkansas teammates worked out for 24 periods 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.
Practice began indoors due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms. At the start of the seventh period, the Razorbacks moved outdoors before returning indoors for the final six periods.
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. Preseason All-American offensive lineman Dan Skipper and Chuck Bednarik Award watch list member Deatrich Wise Jr. squared off to open the drill.
Freshman running back Whaley had a couple of nice runs on the day, including one where he cut outside for extra yardage.