ARKANSAS PRESEASON CAMP CENTRAL (AUGUST 8)
The Morning Briefing:
• Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson, Passing Offense Shine During First Preseason Scrimmage (ArkansasNews.com)
Today’s Camp Schedule:
• First practice in full pads 6-8 p.m. (Open to public)
• WR Mekale McKay — Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said he has been impressed with McKay’s ability to beat press coverage on Monday night. McKay showed he can make plays a day later. The 6-foot-6 receiver – who also plays basketball - pulled in a pair of pretty touchdown catches in his scrimmage debut, using height to go up over defenders. The first was a 10-yard catch in the corner of the end zone to beat two smaller defensive players. The second came on a 35-yard touchdown catch. It’s still early, but McKay’s performance showed Arkansas may have a potential weapon for the redzone this season. “I enjoyed watching that, him going up and getting the ball like he’s on the court,” cornerback Tevin Mitchel said.
Fact of the Day
• Arkansas was down three defensive starters during its first scrimmage of the preseason Tuesday night. Alonzo Highsmith, Tenarius Wright and Eric Bennett were all sidelined by injuries. While the injuries aren’t ideal for a defense loaded with question marks, defensive coordinator Paul Haynes said it is testing younger players like freshman Otha Peters in starting positions. “It’s tough, but you get the young guys experience. That’s the good thing. Every rep that they take, they’re going to get better. That’s how we look at it.”
Tweet of the Day
“Ive been proving people wrong my whole life. This is nothing new to me.. thrive under pressure.” — Safety Jerry Mitchell (@JerryMitch38), who is fighting for a starting job in the secondary with safeties like Rohan Gaines, Alan Turner and Kelvin Fisher
Quote of the Day
“That’s the best quarterback in the country. We’ve got the best wide receiver in the country. Got the best tight end in the country. Going against those guys daily, our guys are going to get better. I keep telling them that.” — Haynes on his defense facing the Arkansas offense in practice every day this preseason.
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