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October 15, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Bell ready to make return

This article was published November 2, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

By Otis Kirk

Special to the News-Times

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday Arkansas will have the services of three additional linebackers on Saturday for the Razorbacks' contest against Coastal Carolina.

All three have missed the season up to this point, but have used their redshirt years so they will play now that they are healthy. Sophomore Jamario Bell, junior walk-on Josh Harris and redshirt freshman Alexy Jean-Baptiste are practicing this week.

"First, I think the part that has brought about every opportunity has been when someone has an injury and the next guys steps up," Bielema said. "Jamario Bell had a really good spring and was doing some good things in the fall. Unfortunately had a foot injury and he actually practiced as much as he has since we got started. He got final clearance and is 100 percent ready to play on Saturday, so expect him to exert himself in the lineup in some capacity on defense and probably through special teams."

Arkansas safety Josh Liddell had a big interception before halftime.

One of Liddell's blockers on the interception return was senior nose guard Bijhon Jackson.

"Yeah man, I was tired," Jackson said smiling. "I just wanted to go down there and give Josh the best opportunity to try to put it in the end zone and I gave all I had. It wasn’t much at the time because I was already gassed, but I gave him what I had to give him an opportunity."

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