Arkansas player notes for Mar 17th, 2019

The Sports Xchange

March 17, 2019 at 3:10 am.

Jarques McClellion – Noteworthy
After the seventh and final football practice before spring break, Arkansas redshirt sophomore cornerback Jacques McClellion came striding in the media room Wednesday night with the Razorbacks’ new championship belt over his shoulder. McClellion (6-0, 173) was proudly displaying the belt after the defense forced four turnovers and kept its streak alive of never having lost it to the offense this spring. It’s just being fundamentally sound as stressed by Arkansas head coach Chad Morris, defensive coordinator John “Chief” Chavis and secondary coach Ron Cooper per McClellion.

“We had four turnovers as a defense,” McClellion said. “We just played fundamentals, the way Coach Morris always wants us to. And Coach Chief and Coach Cooper always tell us in meeting to strip the ball. Get that lawnmower right, try to get the ball every chance we get, try to get at least three turnovers in a practice. That’s how we got this belt right here.” Getting the belt has become a real motivational tool according to McClellion, a former Florida prep star who started nine games last season with 25 tackles and seven pass break ups. “Our whole point is if we can get the belt every day of spring, we’re going to get the belt every day in spring,” McClellion said. “It’s competition. You’re not out here to play to lose. Our coach tells us that every day. We’re out here to win. We want to win. That’s what we’re doing. – Northwest Arkansas Times