December 16, 2011

Hogs back after finals

Arkansas got to work again Friday afternoon after taking a week off for final exams, and the defensive players got to work with new defensive coordinator Paul Haynes for the first time.

The players will go home for Christmas after practice on the Dec. 21, and they will actually come back to Fayetteville before departing to begin on-site bowl practices in Dallas, which is different than in most years with earlier bowl games.

"It was fun for me just getting ready and getting started," Haynes said. "Trying to get a feel for the pace of it. As a new coach, you're just trying to get a feel for what the pace of practice is. They tell you, but you never really find out until you get out there.

"I know numbers, but I don't know names. That's kind of this whole process that I'm trying to do right now," he said. "I'm calling them by number, not by name just yet, but I'll get...

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