Red-White Game highlights and reactions
Fayetteville, Arkansas – Overheard from head coach Sam Pittman outside the media room afterwards, “For two hours, we got a lot of work done out there.”
On Saturday afternoon, Arkansas played their spring football game in front of a large crowd of spectators at Razorback Stadium. Before preparing for fall camp, the Hogs’ offense, defense, and special teams finally saw full-contact play in actual game scenarios.
The annual Red-White game, which is a continuous and ever-changing scrimmage that does not keep score between offense and defense, was recapped by our Nick Walters when he was on Capitol Hill. Players were put in real-game circumstances like goal line and two-minute drill after being divided into three teams based on their position on the depth chart.
The spring game’s key draws included quarterback KJ Jefferson, running back Rocket Sanders, linebacker Chris “Pooh” Paul, and others. Isaiah Sategna, a second-year wide receiver and a graduate of Fayetteville High School, had a standout performance with two touchdown catches. Offensive lineman and Robinson alum E’Marion Harris departed the game on crutches due to a knee injury.
There is no shortage of new faces on Arkansas’ coaching staff as the season gets underway. Due to OC Kendal Briles’ and DC’s departures These coordinator positions are now filled by Barry Odom, Dan Enos, and Marcus Woodson, respectively. Just under four months before the start of the season, spring practices gave coaches and players the chance to work together.
Learn more about how this year’s spring game went by watching the highlights and speaking with the squad afterward.