Arkansas Puts Finishing Touches On Game Plan F
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks wrapped up the majority of work on the game plan for Ole Miss with an hour and a half practice session Thursday afternoon under clear, sunny skies.
The Razorbacks spent the first half of practice outdoors before finishing the session in the Willard and Pat Walker Indoor Pavilion.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the Hogs’ effort Thursday and said the team will have a light run through Friday afternoon before leaving for Oxford.
“We’ll come out here tomorrow and work on substitutions and let the guys get a sweat going,” Nutt said. “We thought it would be better to leave later on Friday since we are playing so late Saturday. That’s a lot of time just sitting around the hotel. Plus, they will go to their classes Friday.”
Arkansas (4-2, 1-2) and Ole Miss (5-2, 3-0) will kickoff Saturday at 6:15 p.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
With injuries to Cedric Cobbs and De’Arrius Howard, Nutt said sophomore Kyle Dickerson will get the starting nod at tailback when the Razorbacks kickoff Saturday night.
“We’re going to see how things go Saturday,” Nutt said. “We’ve got a lot of confidence in all of our tailbacks.”
Although Nutt said the Razorbacks had a good week of practice, those results will have to show on the field Saturday.
“We had a pretty good week of work last week,” Nutt said. “We’ve got to take the work from practice to the game field. Saturday is the only day they keep score. We got better each day this week and that was our goal.
“These guys have practiced hard and want to see the reward,” Nutt added. “We’re ready to get back on the field and I can’t wait to see them.”
The game will be nationally televised by ESPN 2. It will be the fourth nationally televised game of the season for the Razorbacks and fifth televised game overall. The Razorbacks lead the overall series 26-22-1 and have won the last two straight against the Rebels.
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