FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team wrapped up its final session of full-practice Thursday in preparation for its Saturday contest vs. Tennessee Tech, set to begin at 6 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorback squad worked out inside the Walker Pavilion, focusing on executing plays and paying attention to detail. Head coach Bobby Petrino, entering his third season leading UA, liked what he saw during the squad’s week in terms of preparedness.
"It was a good week," Coach Petrino said. "It was good to get into a game week. They did a very good job tonight. Our execution was good and our energy was very good."
Coach Petrino noted that the competition for playing time is still intense leading up to the UA-TTU contest, but that hadn’t diminished his expectations of any units’ performance. At certain position groups, including running backs and linebackers, Arkansas figures to have numerous contributors.
"I’ve been really impressed with the running backs," Coach Petrino said. "They don’t get as many reps between them in practice. What they do is take mental reps; they watch and get their reads and talk. Communication has been great. They are a good group of guys cheering for each other."
Razorback fans are reminded that the Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech contest is on pay-per-view for $34.99, and can be watched live by contacting their local cable or satellite providers or through RazorVision on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.