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March 30, 2013

Saturday Notes & Numbers

  • 2014 OL Solomon Thomas, 2014 LB Micah Thomas, 2014's Justin Bailey (Mayflower, Ark.), Brooks Ellis, Alex Brignoni and Drew Morgan were some of the recruits on hand to watch the scrimmage.

  • The Razorbacks held a 73-play scrimmage Saturday afternoon in the Walker Pavilion.

  • The team did extra conditioning after scrimmage to address 10 penalties during scrimmage.

  • Safety Defonta Lowe was told by head coach Bret Bielema in the second or third week of the semester that he needs to focus on academics and then can rejoin the team.

  • Tight end Mitchell Loewen has a sprained ankle suffered during the scrimmage but it is not severe. No major injuries, just some nicks and bruises.

  • Tight end Austin Tate just got back to practice this week...Bielema has been very impressed with him and his maturity.

  • Linebacker Otha Peters has had trouble with his hip, so he wasn't in there as much as normal. He has worked at all three linebacker spots. Bielema has been very impressed with Jarrett Lake who had a big forced fumble. Robert Atiga and Daunte Carr are also working in the middle.

  • AJ Turner broke his wrist 4 or 5 weeks ago and is casted up. They just found out it was a break...He will be that way for 6 weeks.

  • Brandon Allen received most of the first-team reps but Brandon Mitchell got a lot also and finished the scrimmage stronger than Allen, who got off to a hot start.

  • Wide recevier Keante Minor has been moved to running back. Bielema wanted to give the players the first week to react and then made some position changes. Davyon McKinney has moved from corner to safety.

  • Walk-on fullback Patrick Arinze has moved from fullback to tailback and played very well in the scrimmage.

  • Safeties Jerry Mitchell and Price Holmes have moved to linebacker. Mitchell also played cornerback early in his career at Arkansas.

  • Brey Cook has moved inside to guard (as of Thursday) in an effort to get the best five offensive linemen on the field. Marcus Danenhauer has moved from guard to tackle. Luke Charpentier has moved from guard to center.

  • The starting group of offensive linemen Saturday was David Hurd at LT, Mitch Smothers at RG, Travis Swanson at OC, Cook at RG and Grady Ollison at OT.

  • The backup group of offensive linemen Saturday was Marcus Danenhauer at LT, John McClure at LG, Luke Charpentier at OC, Cordale Boyd at RG and Austin Beck at RT.

  • Nate Holmes, Keon Hatcher and Javontee Herndon were the only players returning punts on Saturday.

  • The team met in the meeting room at 10 a.m. first to make sure they understood how physical the coaches wanted them to be today. Bielema locked himself in his office for an hour prior to the scrimmage to get together what he wanted to see today. He also does this prior to games.

    Scrimmage Statistics


    Team: 18 of 38, 249 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

    Brandon Allen: 10 of 19 for 129 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
    Brandon Mitchell: 7 of 13, 110 yds, 1 TD
    Taylor Reed: 0 of 1
    A.J. Derby: 1 for 3, 10 yards
    Davis McElroy: 0 for 2


    Team: 34 for 49 yards

    Patrick Arinze: 8 for 32
    Jonathan Williams: 6 for 26 yards
    Nate Holmes: 5 for 18
    JoJo Wynn: 2 for 6 yards
    Keante Minor: 3 for 2 yards
    Brandon Mitchell: 3 for -15
    Brandon Allen: 1 for -5
    A.J. Derby: 4 for -8
    Taylor Reed: 1 for -7
    Devin Ryan: 1 for 0


    Keon Hatcher: 1 for 6
    Javontee Herndon: 2 for 78 yds, 1 TD
    Julian Horton: 4 for 57 yds
    D'Arthur Cowan: 2 for 15 yds
    Eric Hawkins: 2 for 61 yds
    Demetrius Wilson: 1 for 8 yd
    Jonathan Williams: 2 for 13 yds
    Nate Holmes: 1 for -5
    Demetrius Dean: 1 for 2
    Brad Taylor: 1 for 4 yds, TD
    JoJo Wynn: 1 for 10 yds

    Offensive Totals

    Passing: 18 of 38, 249 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
    Rushing: 34 for 49 yards


    Deatrich Wise (2)
    Taiwan Johnson
    Darrell Kelly-Thomas
    Robert Thomas
    Trey Flowers
    JaMichael Winston


    Horace Arkadie
    Tevin Mitchel
    Tiquention Coleman


    Rohan Gaines (on Brandon Allen)

    Pass Break-Ups

    Horace Arkadie
    Tevin Mitchel
    Carroll Washington
    Will Hines

    Forced Fumbles

    Jarrett Lake

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