What happened in Hogs' second fall scrimmage

By: Jimmy Carter
Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen returns to the sideline Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, prior to the start of a scrimmage in Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen returns to the sideline Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, prior to the start of a scrimmage in Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

— Updates from Arkansas' second scrimmage of fall camp.

— Practice was opened to the media at the end of the first half of the scrimmage. Looked like Dee Walker and Grant Morgan were the first-team inside linebackers. Karl Roesler and Randy Ramsey were the outside linebackers. Britto Tutt was out there after missing last week's scrimmage.

— Developmental work to start the second half of the scrimmage. Jack Lindsey and Daulton Hyatt at QB. Connor McPherson at RB.

— Jarrod Barnes with a nice catch from Carson Proctor. Proctor has made a handful of nice throws the last 2 weeks. Michael Smith helped Barnes line up a few plays later and Barnes hauled in about a 30-yard reception.

— Jarques McClellion with a nice breakup on a deep ball intended for Tyson Morris.

— Brandon Martin and Jared Cornelius playing catch on the sideline. Cornelius not in pads, Brandon Martin is.

— Chase Hayden with a few nice carries against the starting defense, which is playing minus Dre Greenlaw and Scoota Harris at inside linebacker.

— No Austin Allen with the starters, which is what happened last week in the second half, too.

— Jake Hall with a big tackle on Devwah Whaley. Drew an 'ooh' from the fans.

— Jerem Patton getting some reps with the ones and had a nice block on Armon Watts.

— Ty Storey was pressured on a third-and-5 and threw off his back foot across the field. Ball hung up in the air and could've been picked. Reid Miller batted it down.

— Connor Limpert missed a 53-yard field goal wide left.

— Chase Hayden hits the hole quick and drags defenders for 12. He has been extremely impressive, especially considering he's going against the ones.

— Hyatt with a botched snap.

— No Koilan Jackson big catch on Ryan Pulley this time. Jack Lindsey's deep ball was underthrown and Pulley broke it up.

— Blake Johnson has been shaky on his 2 punts so far. Just hit a 36-yarder with little to no hang-time.

— Cole Kelley stepped up in the pocket and found an open Deon Stewart for a 32-yard gain.

— Chase Hayden working with the starters now and had an impressive run on a jet sweep. Pushed the pile for a 9-yard gain. Kid is impressive.

— Jeremy Patton appears to be working ahead of Cheyenne O'Grady. Patton rotating with the ones while O'Grady works with the developmental group and backups.

— Korey Hernandez with a nice break on a quick out route to Jordan Jones to force a Cole Hedlund 36-yarder from the left hash, which he made.

— Sosa Agim beat Shane Clenin and got to the QB for a safety.

— Zach Rogers in for Frank Ragnow now, so the starting offense is working without its 2 best players.

— Kamren Curl whistled for pass interference on a Storey deep ball intended for Stewart. Storey was almost touched by Gabe Richardson, who blew past Colton Jackson off the edge.

— Curl makes up for it in a big way with a diving interception of Storey about 40 yards downfield. Heck of a play. Storey had all day to throw and stepped into it, but still wasn't a great ball.

— Hayden just made Grant Morgan miss. Not a huge gain, but another impressive play.

— Lindsey with a 26-yard, third-down completion Koilan Jackson on a drag route to the 6. Nice job to beat pressure.

— Will Gragg with a touchdown catch from Lindsey. Second-team OL mixed with some scout team guys just drove it downfield on the starting defense, again minus Greenlaw and Harris. Linebacker depth definitively an issue.

— Second straight week La'Michael Pettway has had a penalty. Last week, had a false start and a hold. This week, a false start.

— Kelley with another nice find and good pocket presence. Hit Jonathan Nance for about 15 yards after Nance sat down over the middle.

— This is getting repetitive, but Chase Hayden's combination of vision, elusiveness, quickness and speed is really impressive.

— Kelley rolled right to try to get away from Michael Taylor. Play probably should've been blown dead, but Kelley lofted a nice 28-yard pass to Stewart inside the 5. Kelley has been easily the more impressive of the backups today in the second half of the scrimmage.

— Field goal competition: Hedlund from 38, left hash, good. Mazza 33, right hash, good. Hedlund 43, left hash, good. Limpert 43, right hash, barely long enough but good. Hedlund 48, left hash, center cut. Mazza 48, right hash, wide right.


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