Arkansas Opens Camp in New Surroundings

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino says the
Razorbacks' first practice had a different feel.

It had nothing to do with the absence of departed quarterback Ryan Mallet. It was all about the Razorbacks' surroundings on Thursday.

Rather than practicing on the fields south of Razorback Stadium, or practicing inside the stadium itself, Arkansas is using the school's intramural fields for the next two weeks before school starts.

Petrino says the fields, less than a mile away from the stadium
on Razorback Rd., offer the team more space for workouts and don't
have as severe a drainage crown as the regular grass practice field.

Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson and linebackers coach Reggie Johnson rode their bicycles to practice, while other coaches walked.


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