FAYETTEVILLE, Ar - The University of Arkansas football team returned to the practice field Tuesday and with over half of spring workouts complete the Razorback offense is continuing to show improvement.
The Razorbacks used their last workout, which was held Saturday, to scrimmage and UA offensive coordinator/receivers coach Paul Petrino was asked by the media for his assessment Tuesday.
"I thought it was good to come out and see guys make big plays," said Petrino. "We had a lot of yards after the catch. I thought both quarterbacks had times where they were really impressive. It was good to see Joe (Adams), Jarius (Wright), London (Crawford) and Reggie (Fish) catch the ball and run good after the catch. We had a part of the scrimmage where we didn't play good enough, but that's where we have to keep working and be consistent and become mentally tougher."
The offense had big day Saturday with 11 passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. In addition, four players totaled more than 100 yards receiving.
"They had a long scrimmage and it was physical on Saturday," said Petrino. "I thought we started out a little slow today, but as guys got loosened up we got a little better. We are still not where we need to be execution wise. We have to continue to work better and expect more out of ourselves day in and day out."
Spring practice continues this week with workouts scheduled for Wednesday and Friday. Next week the Razorbacks practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and the spring game is set for April 18.