"I trust my coaches down there on the sidelines," Haynes told reporters following Wednesday's practice. "They're position coaches. They stay on 'em. They stay in front of 'em."
Haynes also used the opportunity to say he's not changing anything else with regard to how the defense is being coached but he does want better execution.
"We going to stay the course," Haynes declared. "What we do and how we do it is right. We're not going to sit there and all of the sudden panic and change after the second game of the season."
"We have to play better," Haynes continued. "We're not playing up to our potential. We're not executing. We're not doing things right. That's what's real."
Haynes went on to list some specific breakdowns from the first two games. "If we have bad eye control, if we don't step to contact, if we don't bend our knees you're going to continue to see that."
Alabama will offer a huge talent upgrade from the Louisiana-Monroe team Arkansas faced in Saturday's shocking loss in Little Rock. But defensive end Chris Smith says he's glad to be facing an offense that relies on power and execution rather than schemes and trickery.
"It's simple with Alabama," Smith told the Razorback Nation. "There's not going to be a lot of scheming. It's, 'we're bringing it at you on every play.' It's man on man football."
So how does the Hog defense meet that challenge?
"We just got to man up this week which we will," Smith predicted. We're ready for the challenge. I know we are."
Smith admitted that motivation was a problem for the team last week. They don't have that problem now.
"We're going to be fired up man," Smith emphasized. "It's in our house. I remember how it was last year playing in their house so we're just going to try to make it as hard for them as we can an we're just going to play team football, Razorback football."
After going up against quarterback Tyler Wilson in Wednesday's practice Smith offered a prediction that should make the fans happy. "He threw the ball and looked sharp," Smith noted, "so he's going to be ready to go Saturday."