Arkansas Wraps Up Ole Miss Game Plan
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dropping temperatures on Thursday afternoon forced the Razorbacks to move practice indoors to the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion. Arkansas worked out for one hour and has maintained a sharp focus on the Ole Miss Rebels the entire week.
“This week it’s gotten better each day and as a coaching staff you appreciate the effort, the attitude and how they approach things,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “It’s probably been one of our better weeks. That’s what it takes when you’re getting ready to play a team like we’re getting ready to play. You have to have great concentration and intensity.”
Nutt also stressed the importance of fan support for the Razorbacks’ senior day. Thirteen Arkansas athletes will play their last game in Fayetteville on Saturday, including Anders Ackerstrom (DE), DeCori Birmingham (TB), David Carlton (K), Arrion Dixon (DT), Elliot Harris (DE), Steven Harris (FL), P.J. Hickey (TE), Jeb Huckeba (DE), Matt Jones (QB), Titus Peebles (NG), Gene Perry (OG), Marcus Whitmore (OLB) and Michael Young (SE) .
“I really need our fans to be there,” Nutt said. “I know it’s early, but get up a little bit earlier and I need you to be loud. I need this to be such a home field advantage and we have some seniors that deserve a good Saturday. They now they’re about down to 10 or 11 practices in their career here. Being the last time to ever run through the “A” here in Fayetteville, it gets to them. I think the seniors really felt it this week and they practiced like it. We appreciate what they’ve done for us.”
After rehabbing from injuries Jones was able to fully participate in this week’s workouts and Nutt has seen a noticeable difference.
“He’s better because he doesn’t worry about stretching for 50 minutes or staying in the whirlpool or just getting parts of practice,” Nutt said. “It was really good for him to be out here all week.”
The Hogs and Rebels will face each other on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Jefferson-Pilot Sports will broadcast the match-up live from Fayetteville, Ark., at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
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