Sam Pittman reviews impressive spring at Arkansas: 'I don’t think we had a bad practice'
There was plenty to like about Arkansas’ spring game on Saturday, but coach Sam Pittman preferred to discuss the spring overall and how he enjoyed it.
As for the spring game on Saturday, KJ Jefferson finished 6-for-11 passing for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns. Treylon Burks and Mike Woods each caught TD passes, while Malik Hornsby completed 11-for-18 passes for 144 yards and a TD to John David White.
“Very pleased with this spring,” Pittman said. “I don’t think we had a bad practice. We moved forward each day, and I love this football team. We will continue to get better because of the character of the kids on this team.”
One of the highlights was a trick play throwback pass to offensive lineman Jalen St. John. Pittman, of course, a former offensive line coach, made sure to include big O-lineman in the game plan. Pittman said they practiced the trick play to Jalen St. John late on Thursday.
“He was a big ole hoss to bring down,” Pittman said. “There were a lot of people riding him over there trying to get him down. He carried them for a while.”
About the quarterbacks, Pittman said, “K.J. couldn’t have had a better start. Did some really nice things there. I think he’s certainly maturing and he’s got command of the team, his teammates believe in him. You have to earn that at quarterback, he certainly has. I think when we’re able to run him, I think he’s going to become a very, very, very good quarterback for us.”
Pittman added that because of limited contact on the quarterbacks this spring, Jefferson became a better thrower.
H/T Scottie Bordelon.