Arkansas Prepares For Saturday Scrimmage With
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A quick swim and ice-cold watermelon awaited the Arkansas Razorbacks following their afternoon practice session which lasted just over an hour on the outdoor practice fields behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Friday afternoon.
The Razorbacks devoted the workout to sharpening the mental aspect of the playbook and maintaining concentration.
“We tired to emphasize being crisp when you’re tired and your legs are gone,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “It comes down to who can think and not make mistakes in the fourth quarter that determines who wins the game. We had very few penalties today and that was what we looked for.”
With the sweltering temperatures this past week, Nutt and the Razorback coaching staff challenged the squad to give top effort in the final workout of the week.
“I was really proud of their effort today when they got tired,” Nutt said. “We really demanded it from them today. I think Jermaine Brooks and Raymond House had a meeting with them today to emphasize how important giving it your all is when your not 100 percent. They showed their leadership.”
Following the workout, the Razorbacks took a relaxing swim to cool down in the pool at the Health Physical Education and Recreation building adjacent to the Walker Indoor Pavilion. The Hogs were then treated to fresh watermelon.
“We’re going to try to get our legs back under us with a quick swim,” Nutt said. “The heat has been really bad this week and this will do us some good. Former Razorback David Johnson is going to treat us to some watermelon and we are very appreciative of that.”
The Razorbacks will take Saturday morning off before joining the festivities of Fan Day which begin at 2:30 p.m. The Hogs will then scrimmage inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 6 p.m. Admission to Fan Day and the scrimmage is free.
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