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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
New Coach Impressed with Whaley

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Devwah Whaley was a solid contributor for Arkansas last season. But this year could be even better for the Razorbacks’ junior running back.

New Arkansas coach Chad Morris raved about how Whaley has used the summer to get in better shape, something that could bode well for both Whaley and the Razorbacks’ offense.

“You sit here and look at Devwah, the way he looks right now. I thought he was overweight in spring and just didn’t see it. He knew it, he felt it, he worked really hard this summer to get his body in shape and cut his body fat down,” Morris said. “A total difference, when you see him walk out on that field, he’s grinning the moment he grabs his helmet out of his locker.”

Whaley spent time in Bermuda back in May, running the beaches and trials working on his fitness.

Whaley started 11 games and played in all 12 for Arkansas last season, rushing for 559 yards and seven touchdowns. He rushed for slightly fewer yards than he did as a freshman in 2016, but Whaley could be poised to have a breakout campaign this season.

The Razorbacks could get production from more than just Whaley in the backfield, as Morris is pleased with the depth they have.

“We all know in this league that you better have some depth at that position,” Morris said.
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