Punter up­date

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

Sopho­more Blake John­son has been work­ing as the No. 1 punter, but he strug­gled Sat­ur­day with dis­tance and hang time.

“Blake didn’t punt the ball very well, but he has been one of the most pro­duc­tive guys un­til to­day,” Bret Bielema said. “To­day was the big­gest crowd we’ve had and we’ll ad­dress that. We need to make him move for­ward.”

Con­nor Lim­pert, the No. 1 man on kick­offs, also punted.

“As a left-footed punter, that brings a whole new game to it,” Bielema said. “And he ac­tu­ally can do rugby from the left, which is a nice added fea­ture.”

Red­shirt fresh­man quar­ter­back Cole Kelley punted Sat­ur­day dur­ing the closed por­tion of prac­tice and Bielema said he hit two 55-yarders.

“He looked pretty ... good punt­ing to­day, and he did it in high school,” Bielema said. “He turns it over re­ally well.

“I’m not say­ing his op­er­a­tion time is great, but you get the el­e­ment that he can throw the foot­ball in ad­di­tion to be­ing back there. It’s kind of neat to play with.”

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