Arkansas Prepares for Full Pad Workout Tomorro
BY ANDRES FOCIL
The University of Arkansas held its final two practices in shorts and shoulder pads on Tuesday before they dress in full pads on Wednesday. Razorback seniors raised their intensity and led the underclassmen through their fourth day of practice in near 100-degree heat.
“We had some guys feeling the heat today,” Arkansas Head Coach Houston Nutt said. “I like the way we finished. We pushed them with some conditioning, and I thought our seniors really stepped up. When you don’t have that many, you are asking for all those guys to step up. I tell you they did a great job in trying to finish today. This was probably our hottest day, and I thought that they really came through.”
With Coach Nutt not allowing much contact on Heisman Trophy Candidate Cedric Cobbs to keep him injury free during preseason practice, Nutt is using two-a-days to answer any questions about the backup running backs.
“The ones that are looking good are the ones we have out there,” Nutt said. “Fred Talley, Andre Ackee, Alvin Ray at tailback and Adam Daily and Rod Stinson are doing a great job at fullback. We move Rod Stinson to tailback sometimes just for a little more backup. I am proud of those guys. Everybody is working hard, running hard and we just have to keep going.”
The Razorbacks morning session will begin at 8:30 a.m. inside in the Walker Pavilion and then the Hogs will move outdoors to the grass practice fields for the afternoon session at 3:50 p.m.
The University of Arkansas’ 2000 season opener is on September 2 at 6 p.m. against Southwest Missouri State in Little Rock.
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