Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Notes and observations from Tuesday's football practice
Arkansas defensive lineman Landon Jackson participates in a drill Thursday, April 14, 2022, during practice at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ football team on Tuesday went through its second workout ahead of Saturday’s game against Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas. For the second consecutive day, practice was held inside Walker Pavilion.
Here are a few notes and observations from the open viewing periods:
• Defensive back Myles Slusher, who returned to practice Monday in a green no-contact jersey, was in a standard defense jersey Tuesday and full-go. He ran with the first-team defense during the team’s Fastball Start segment.
• The Razorbacks fielded a pretty unique defensive front with Jordan Domineck, Landon Jackson, Isaiah Nichols and Zach Williams during the Fastball Start. There is quite a bit of length in that group, and it would be interesting to see how it might impact Aggies quarterback Max Johnson, who stands 6-5, if it takes the field Saturday.
• In the secondary, Dwight McGlothern and Malik Chavis manned the corner spots, and Simeon Blair and Jayden Johnson were at safety. Hudson Clark was a second-team corner during the period opposite Keuan Parker.
• Bumper Pool and Drew Sanders were present but did not take part in the period. Chris “Pooh” Paul and Jordan Crook stepped in in their place, and Jackson Woodard and Mani Powell ran with the second team.
• Jadon Haselwood again made a nice grab on a pass that jumped on him quicker than he probably anticipated. He stopped the ball, which was thrown from less than 10 yards away, with his left hand then smoothly corralled it.
• Arkansas’ running backs went through some of their usual drills then caught swing passes out of the backfield. Dominique Johnson reeled one in and cut upfield, then quarterback KJ Jefferson yelled out, “He’s looking fast” multiple times.
• The Razorbacks’ offense again ran a few plays against the scout-team defense as reporters were leaving the facility. Crowd noise was being pumped in prior to the ball being snapped.
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