DT Davis draws praise from Ark. defensive chief

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Razorback defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson says he's pleased at the progress the Arkansas defense is making in pre-season practices.

A news release from the school said Tuesday morning's workout focused on special-teams work as well as head-to-head confrontations between the Razorbacks offense and defense.

Robinson said he saw lots of highlights for the defense in a scrimmage the Hogs held Saturday, and was thrilled by the play of the defensive line.

"We were opportunistic going after the turnovers," Robinson said. "There were caused fumbles and recovered fumbles."

He cited the play of sophomore defensive tackle Alfred Davis in particular.

"He's playing disciplined," Robinson said. "He's playing low and being explosive off the blocks. He's been able to sustain longer in practice. The longer we can keep him (Davis) in there the more stout our line will be."

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