Razorbacks work on mistakes

Tuesday, September 5th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-Arkansas returned to the practice field on Monday to work on some rough spots that were revealed in the Razorbacks' 38-0 victory Saturday over Southwest Missouri State.

"I thought we came back and did a good job today with corrections," coach Houston Nutt said. "I think after our team saw the film (of the SMS game), they felt like, You know what Coach? We can do so much better than that. And theyre exactly right. And if you have that attitude of always wanting to do right and always wanting to get better, youve got a chance."

The Razorbacks play again on Sept. 16 and will use this weekend's open date to allow injured players to heal.

"Theres so much weve got to get better at, you know, after watching film," Nutt said. "Theres a lot of disappointing things and I know were better than that. But there are a couple of bright spots."

Nutt noted his team was flagged for eight penalties for 88 yards. Particularly galling, Nutt said, were holding and procedure infractions, and the personal foul that resulted in cornerback DAndre Berrys ejection.

Among the injured players is starting cornerback Orlando Green, who is recuperating from a hamstring pull that kept him out of the SMS game. The other starting corner, Harold Harris, fractured his left radius and was scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. Harris will be out at least six weeks, trainer Dean Weber said.

Other injured Razorbacks who did not practice Monday include flanker Michael Snowden (strained neck and sprained toe), tight end Nathan Ball (sprained right shoulder), tight end Cameron Glenn (sprained foot) and right offensive tackle Brett Shockley (sprained foot).

Snowden is expected to return to the practice field this week while Glenn was scheduled to undergo X-rays late Monday. Green, Ball and Shockley are expected to resume workouts next week.

The Razorbacks' Sept. 16 game is against Boise State at Little Rock.