Younger players get workout in scrimmage

Updated: October 1, 2003, 9:10 PM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Arkansas football team ended Wednesday's practice session with a brief scrimmage featuring redshirt freshmen, freshmen and sophomores, which included a spirited goal line drill.

"We scrimmaged the younger guys for the second day in a row," coach Houston Nutt said.

He praised the work of quarterbacks Landon Leach and Robert Johnson, saying they "do a good job of getting us out of the huddle and on the line of scrimmage."

"They do things that you take for granted," Nutt said. "It's easy to see why they won so many games in high school. They are leaders and they are only going to get better."

As for upperclassmen, Nutt said the Razorbacks worked on fundamentals and technique during the 1{-hour practice.

"We also put a lot of work in on our kick returns. We're going to work on punt returns tomorrow," he said. "We feel like that is one area that can give us some points. We're real close on it, but we are just missing a few blocks here and there, and we need to work on that."

The Razorbacks plan to practice again Thursday before taking Friday and Saturday off. The team returns to the practice field Sunday in preparation for the Oct. 11 game against Auburn.

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