Arkansas Shifts Focus to North Texas
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In preparation for their third game of the 2003 season the Razorbacks returned to the practice fields in full pads for almost two hours. After a victory at Texas the Hogs have the luxury of playing in Little Rock, but face a good North Texas team. The seniors have played an integral role in changing the team’s mindset to face the Mean Green.
“Putting a game plan together for a team like North Texas is a chore when you use that much energy,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “I love our seniors and the leadership they’re displaying, because they know it doesn’t take but one Saturday. A team like North Texas has been in the big arenas before and they understand noise level. You’ve got to be ready to play and the bottom line is we’ve got to get better. The first day of the game plan doesn’t always go real smooth, so we’ve got to come back and get a better look tomorrow.”
Nutt addressed the condition of the team and senior cornerback Lawrence Richardson, and was pleased that there were not any major injuries suffered against the Longhorns. Nutt also hopes that senior Ryan Sorahan will be able to return to his role of quarterback that he had in the season opener against Tulsa.
“He’s awfully sore and hobbled around a little bit today, but he’s trying to get there,” Nutt said. “Overall, we’re in pretty good shape.
“We want to get Ryan involved and we want him to play,” Nutt said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get it where it was the first Saturday.”
Arkansas will take on North Texas in Little Rock, Ark., on September 20, at War Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
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