1. Storey Has Strong Day With 2s
Head coach Bret Bielema and offensive coordinator Dan Enos added a twist to Arkansas’ 11th practice of preseason camp Tuesday as sophomore quarterback Ty Storey took all the reps with the second-team offense.
Wednesday’s practice will mirror Tuesday’s with redshirt freshman signal caller Cole Kelley taking the second-team reps.
Storey turned in a strong showing Tuesday, particularly when the team moved into the red zone for the last couple of periods. The Charleston redshirt sophomore connected with both sophomore tight end Cheyenne O’Grady and junior college transfer wide receiver Jonathan Nance for touchdowns.
2. Hayden Talks First Scrimmage, Big Run
After leading the way the way on the ground with 110 yards on 16 carries in his first collegiate scrimmage last Saturday, freshman running back Chase Hayden met with the media on Tuesday.
Hayden talked about preseason camp, working his way up to No. 3 on the depth chart, and his solid scrimmage performance, which included an explosive 65-yard run.
3. Florida A&M Prep Continues
With the season opener only 23 days away, the Razorbacks went through their second straight day of “install” in preparation for Florida A&M with the offense and defense working against the scout teams.
The Hogs will be part of the first Thursday night of the upcoming college football season when it hosts the Rattlers in Little Rock at War Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. CT.
The game will be the first-ever meeting between Arkansas and Florida A&M and the first time since 2009 that the Razorbacks will open the season at War Memorial Stadium.
It marks the first time since 2001 when the Razorbacks defeated UNLV that Arkansas will open the season on a Thursday night.
It will also be the program’s first Thursday night game since 2003 when Arkansas took down South Carolina, 28-6. Both of those games were also played at War Memorial Stadium.