The Morning Briefing:

• Arkansas leaning on youth at safety positions  (

• Four Downs: First-team offense ‘good, but not ‘great’ during scrimmage; Two freshmen receivers out in front; Davis down but not out (

Today’s Camp Schedule:

• Practice from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the intramural fields

Player/Position Spotlight

• OG Alvin Bailey — You knew it was just going to be a matter of time before Alvin Bailey moved back with the first-team offensive line. It finally happened last Friday, when the junior stepped in front of Luke Charpentier. The Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy candidate has fixed whatever issues had dropped him into the doghouse and is now working to mesh with the starters. Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said Bailey had his “best day” during Arkansas’ first full scrimmage of the preseason. Bailey, who has started every game of his career (26 straight), said he has trimmed down from 325 pounds to 310 and is ready to impress. “I have been reaping with the ones the past few days and taking care of my business on and off the field and things so everything looks good right now.

Fact of the Day

•  Running back Knile Davis’ long wait continues. The junior has not been involved in a full- contact practice since breaking his ankle during a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 11, 2011. It’s a stretch that now sits at 369 days. Arkansas has said it has a plan in place for Davis in regard to contact this preseason, but has not elaborated on the specifics. Davis said he doesn’t know, either. So the only thing Davis can do is prepare for the day when the coaching staff provides a thumbs up. “The day is going to come,” Davis said. “I’m just being patient and I’m going to go get it when it’s time.”

Tweet of the Day

“Coach John L Smith is the best coach. Very blessed to be playing for him.”— Cornerback Tevin Mitchel (@_TM8_)

Quote of the Day

“There’s a lot of bright spots at times. We’ve got to continue to eliminate the small errors, but the bright spots are really bright.” — QB Tyler Wilson on what the Razorbacks are doing well after two weeks of preseason drills.

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