FAYETTEVILLE- University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielemamet with the media on Monday to preview Saturday’s game against No. 10 Texas A&M inFayetteville.
Coach Bielema discussed the process of learning from Arkansas’s (3-1) first loss of the season and what the Razorbacks must do to grow from it and progress moving forward.
"It was something that unfortunately we had to go through," Coach Bielema said."I think sometimes, in my head coaching career, some of the biggest disappointing losses, heartaches propel you to something better in the future. That’s hopefully what we’re going to be able to build upon."
Coach Bielema said it should not be difficult forthe Razorbacks toquickly turn the page heading into game preparation this week withenergy and excitment for the tremendous challenge aheadin beginning Southeastern Conference play against Texas A&M.
"From our standpoint as coaches, we want to make it a big game," Coach Bielema said."Texas A&M has got a loss. We’ve got a loss. They’re a top-10 team and have the returning Heisman Trophy candidate. With a sold-out crowd, I’ve never seen Donald W. Reynolds (Razorback Stadium) completely packed, so it’s going to be exciting and hopefully a very, very loud atmosphere.
"It’s something that our kids are excited about and have been talking about for a long time. It’s a tremendous opportunity in front of us."
Kickoff for Saturday’s sold-out SEC opener against Texas A&M inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Single-game tickets for the South Carolina and Auburn games in Fayetteville and the Mississippi State game in Little Rock on Nov. 23 are on sale. Single-game tickets can be purchased at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, at the Razorback Ticket Center or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Additionally, tickets for the Little Rock game can be purchased at the War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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