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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the Razorbacks starting fall camp today, there’s going to be a lot of names thrown around over the next three weeks.

When the Hogs meet for 25 practice sessions and two scrimmages through September 3rd, there’s plenty to do and battles for position to be won. Fall camp is an opportunity to shore up the week 1 depth chart against Cincinnati.

Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman met with the media on Wednesday to preview fall camp and what his team hopes to accomplish over the next three weeks.

“The expectations of the practice, I want us to be sharp as a coaching staff,” Pittman said. “I want to be sharp players. I don’t want to have a lot of missed tasks. I want to bring in who we are and practice as we are and train fast and physically and make good substitutions and take care of the football. Of course I try in defence, getting the football out there and stuff like that. But I just want to be organised.”

The Hogs are bringing back 12 starters from last season’s team — six on offense, four on defense and two on special teams. This means that there will be many competitions during fall camp.

Here are 10 names to watch out for over the next three weeks:

Ty’Kieast Crawford – OT/OG (#53)

After spending his freshman season in Charlotte, Crawford moved to Arkansas and saw action in all 13 games during his sophomore campaign in 2021-22.

Of his 107 total snaps last season, 72 were from special teams. Crawford saw 35 snaps in the right tackle, 22 of which came in the Nov. 6 win over Mississippi State.

Crawford checks in at 6ft 5in and weighs 347lbs so he can move some bodies. Pittman said the Hogs need him to be on the field.

“I just think the guy is a really good player and I think he has to help us,” Pittman said. “So now we’re going to keep him on the right side – right tackle, right guard – see if he can win one of those spots. If he doesn’t, he’s going to play a lot of ball for us as well.” Away.”

The Hogs brought back both starters from last year on the right – right guard Beaux Limmer and right tackle Dalton Wagner. Pittman said Wagner is struggling to stay healthy so he wants to cement the right tackle spot at fall camp.

Crawford is also a candidate for the left tackle starting spot, but Pittman said he’d like to keep him on the right and let him learn the two positions over there.

Eric Gregory – DT/DE (#50)

Gregory spent most of the spring as a defensive end after playing primarily as a tackle last season. With seventh-year senior Dorian Gerald returning for another season, Gregory could return inside to help with the deep.

The redshirt junior has started 10 games over the past two seasons and lost 27 tackles and four tackles last season. He also added a sack, three quarterback rushes and a pass breakup.

Its large frame — 6ft 4in, 302 pounds — can be an advantage indoors. If Arkansas sticks mostly to a three-man front like last season, Gregory will likely be more on the defensive end.

“Eric is a huge value to us because he can certainly play an end when we’re in our three-down row,” Pittman said. “In a four-down configuration, he can certainly play indoors as well. So he has a lot of value there just because he’s worked so hard and he’s strong and he can run. I think they’re definitely going to experiment with him inside and out.”

Defensive line is a position Pittman has said he’s confident about, but they’re looking for people who can put more pressure on the quarterback. Gregory will have the opportunity to prove he can be one of those guys.

Matt Landers – WR (#3)

Everyone knew former Oklahoma Sooner Jadon Haselwood made the move to Arkansas for the offseason. Not that many people were talking about Landers coming in from Toledo.

Landers spent his first three seasons in college football as a Georgia Bulldog. He caught 12 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown in 2019–20 before deciding to move to Toledo.

Last season, he had 20 passes for 514 yards and five touchdowns for the Rockets. He averaged 25.7 yards per catch and had one season 90-yard reception in the Bahamas Bowl against Middle Tennessee State.

“He’s big and strong,” Pittman said. “He can run now. I mean he can fly. I think he made us better.”

Pittman knew Landers from his days as an offensive line coach at Georgia. Now the two have reconnected and Landers has an opportunity to make up for the loss of first-round draft pick Treylon Burks.

“I think we’re going to be in pretty good shape externally,” Pittman said. “I really do. But I think he will help us, and I think he will help us a lot.”

Chris ‘Pooh’ Paul Jr – LB (#27)

Arkansas had a three-headed monster as a linebacker last season with Grant Morgan, Hayden Henry and Bumper Pool all having at least 100 tackles.

This season, Pool returns as the leader of the defense, but the rest of the linebacker corps is unproven.

The Hogs brought in Drew Sanders from Alabama, and he’ll likely be No. 2 behind Pool. As for the third linebacker, it seems like Paul could be that guy.

Pittman has been vocal about being a huge fan of Paul’s before he even came to campus. Now that he’s completed a year at Fayetteville, Paul might be ready to take the next step.

He was only active in four games last season and was able to wear the red shirt. This year he will be vying to be the third man in a linebacker rotation that will rack up a lot of tackles.

Dwight McGlotharn – CB (#3)

After losing defense attorneys Joe Foucha and Greg Brooks Jr. to LSU in the transfer portal, Pittman and his crew were able to bring McGlothern over from the Tigers.

As a sophomore, McGlothern started six games and recorded 32 tackles, six pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception, which he returned for 37 yards to score against Florida.

Arkansas doesn’t have a “star” at cornerback, but McGlothern can prove to be a troublesome guy that opposing receivers are afraid to take on.

“For us, Dwight McGlothern is a guy who we think can play the cover corner man-to-man,” Pittman said at the SEC Media Days. “More importantly, he thinks he can play in the head-to-head cover corner. He can. He is long. I like him very much.”

LaDarrius Bishop returns as one of the corner starters, but a spot is up for grabs after Montaric Brown left for the NFL. McGlothern is likely the favorite to take Brown’s place.

Rashod Dublin – RB (#6)

Last season, Arkansas had two true freshmen (Raheim Sanders and AJ Green) and a redshirt freshman (Dominique Johnson) who made the difference in the backfield.

This season, Dubinion has a chance to follow suit and earn a spot on the running back-by-committee offense led by the Hogs. He was an early enroller in the spring and caught the attention of coaches.

“I was impressed with Dubinion,” Pittman said in the spring. “I think he’s a good footballer and I think he can develop into a great footballer.”

Dubinion was a Rivals four-star contender who rushed for 180 yards and 22 touchdowns in his senior season at Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia.

Arkansas saw Trelon Smith depart after last season, leaving a spot open in the monster four-man backfield. With Johnson restricted in fall camp, Dubinion will have a chance to get a good touch count in training and early in the season.

Malik Hornsby – QB/WR (#4)

Most will probably already be eyeing the Hogs’ backup quarterback. He will work at QB but will also spend time at wide receivers. Pittman has been very vocal about putting Hornsby on the field somehow.

“But this year we’re going to go 1s and 2s and that way we can keep Malik on that field so we can practice him at wide receiver. I’ll just tell you this: I told him we needed him on the field. He has to earn the right to get on the field, but we need him on the field. We think he’s an excellent footballer.”

Cameron Ball – DT/DE (#5)

Pittman said Ball would be a starter in a four-man front as of now, but he still has some work to do to get into the three-man rotation.

“Well, he has to step up. For now, he will be one on the depth chart. He needs to step up and be that guy.”

Isaiah Sategna – WR (#16)

Like Landers, Sategna is a burner, maybe even more. Of the freshman receivers, he probably has the best chance of making a difference this season. His speed has the ability to take him far. Pittman said Sategna also had a very bright mind.

“He has great ball skills and can break up on a route. And I think those are things you saw in high school. And he’s fast. Those things you saw in high school, but I knew he was a smart guy. I knew he was a smart kid, but he picked up offense really quickly.

Landon Jackson – DE (#40)

Jackson transferred from LSU during the offseason, but an injury kept him away from jumpball. Now he’s a roaring success for fall camp and should be able to help on the defensive line right away. Pittman said at the SEC media days that Jackson has some speed on the fringe.

“Landon Jackson came over with an injury. Wonderful man, wonderful boy. He’s just recovered. he can run I mean he can run.

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