FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday working to perfect its game plan for Saturday’s showdown at 11 a.m. on CBS with No. 2/3 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
The Razorbacks spent Tuesday in full pads on the grass practice field south of Donald W. Reynolds Stadium. The two-hour practice produced encouraging results with head coach Houston Nutt praising his team’s work ethic and concentration.
“Tuesday is always a good work day, working on that (game) plan” Nutt said. “We will come back in here and watch it tonight; we will correct and hopefully be a little bit better tomorrow. That’s Tuesday, a good, long, hard, blue-collar day that you just go to work.”
The Hogs will be facing a touch task on Saturday against their second top-five opponent of the season in a hostile environment of roughly 87,000 people at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“You try to execute against one of the best teams in the country, Nutt said. “They are very fast and that is why we have to stay on blocks. We have to get off blocks. We have to stop their very good (running) back (Kenny Irons) and you have to have a sound kicking game.”
Wide receiver Marcus Monk was held out of drills on Tuesday as a precautionary measure. Monk is dealing with a sore shoulder, but is expected to be 100 percent by Saturday.