Razorbacks: jones for Jones

(March 26, 2004) — (Fayetteville-AP) -- Arkansas quarterback Matt Jones may like basketball better, but football coach Houston Nutt expects him to return to the gridiron next Friday. Jones missed the first four spring football practices while catching up on schoolwork he missed playing for the Razorbacks basketball team. During the basketball season, Jones hinted that he may not come back to football because he liked basketball more. Those comments fueled rumors and even speculation among Jones' football teammates when Jones didn't show up for early workouts. Running back DeCori Birmingham said the team has been "down" about Jones' absence and wondering whether he would play next year.