Coach Nutt hopes Pierce will return
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas running back Mark Pierce has left the team, at least temporarily, and coach Houston Nutt says he doesn't know whether the junior will be back for preseason drills.
"Mark Pierce has had a lot of issues,'' Nutt said. "His father passed away, and it has been a very tough last six months. He is dealing with some things.''
Nutt said Pierce is in good academic standing, and could play in the coming season. Pierce also could be redshirted, Nutt said.