The Morning Briefing:

• Petrino speaks: Former Arkansas coach apologetic during ESPN interview (

• Former Ohio State defensive coordinator attends practice; Wright return wearing yellow jersey; Pass defense improves (

Today’s Camp Schedule:

• Arkansas practices from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the intramural fields (Open to public)

Player/Position Spotlight:

• S Kelvin Fisher, Jr. — The redshirt freshman was planning to fight for playing time at cornerback when preseason camp began earlier this month, but has found himself in a new spot the past few practices. Fisher said the coaching staff approached him about moving to safety because of their depth questions at the position (especially with returning starter Eric Bennett sidelined all week with a leg injury). Fisher agreed to make the move and now is working with the second-team defense behind Rohan Gaines and Alan Turner. So will he go back to cornerback once Bennett returns? Fisher said it doesn’t feel that way. “It feels like I’m a full-time safety,” Fisher said. “There’s no indication I’m going to be back at corner soon. But I’m a team player. So if they need me I’m going to make the switch.”

Fact of the Day

•  Two players who measured in below 6-foot lead Arkansas in receiving last season (Jarius Wright and Joe Adams). There’s a distinctly different look among the leading receivers in preseason camp so far. Cobi Hamilton (6-3), Chris Gragg (6-4), Brandon Mitchell (6-4) and Mekale McKay (6-6) help form a big, physical group of wideouts for quarterback Tyler Wilson. The four combined to catch five of Arkansas’ six touchdown catches in Tuesday’s scrimmage. Wilson was asked later what it would mean for corners who lined up against them this fall. His response? “Good luck.”

Tweet of the Day

“10 NFL scouts have already been to practice this week! And we have at least 1 scheduled everyday next week! Great exposure for our players!” — Jason Shumaker, director of high school operations for Arkansas football (@CoachShuTweets)

Quote of the Day

“I had to trim it. Coach Smith just requested I trim it for media day, so I had to do it. He’s the head coach.” — DE Austin Flynn, who shaved the beard he had been growing for nine months earlier this week.

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