August 6, 2006
Solid start for quarterbacks
Arkansas' battle at quarterback has been one of the hottest topics of the summer, and Saturday's practice marked the beginning of the competition for junior Robert Johnson, sophomore Casey Dick and true freshman Mitch Mustain.
Razorback coach Houston Nutt was pleased with their practice habits, and he says he can tell the players have done their homework this off-season. The players worked out in shorts and helmets, but coaches can still get a good look at several qualities a player can provide. However, it will be another ballgame for QBs when the players are in full gear and battling for playing time. The talent influx at wide receiver should help all the signal callers in their progression.
"I thought they had a real good first day - excellent job with the signals. I thought they got the signals. I don't think we missed a one. We did not have a fumbled snap on the ground, which is critical," Nutt said. "You've got better numbers, you've got better numbers overall. It's making everything easier for the quarterbacks."
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