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Tenarius Wright injured
Although Monday's practice wasn't full contact, senior linebacker Tenarius Wright was a little shaken up after a hit on running back Knile Davis. He has been held out of camp ever since.
From Chris Bahn of ArkansasSports360.com:
“I didn’t even know he was hurt until after practice,” Davis said. “I saw he wasn’t in there. We’ll see. I don’t know what happened to him.”
Brandon Mitchell at wide receiver
Brandon Mitchell came to Arkansas to be a quarterback. However, with the starting quarterback already decided, and with the wide receiver position the way it is, expect to see him play wide receiver this year.
What else would you do with somebody who is 6'4" and 230 pounds?
From Matt Jones of NWAOnline.com:
'You look at him and watch him go through individual drills, and he’s really going to give us some help catching the ball,' John L. Smith said. 'He’s a big target, very athletic and he’s a hard body to fight through.'
Arkansas better on defense
We know Arkansas has one of the best offenses in the country, but the defense is what many are questioning about this team. The Razorbacks finished eighth in the SEC last season in total defense and 47th in the country.
Coach John L. Smith says that the defense has improved, but should stop gambling so much (via Clay Henry of Scout.com):
We are better up front. That's the first thing that comes to mind. We have to stay healthy, but we are going to have to gamble less. We don't have to move every play. We can sit back in vanilla and make the other team earn it. Yes, we are better on defense.
Arkansas returns six starters on the defensive side of the ball.