FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema met with members of the media on Monday to recap last weekend’s game against South Carolina, while also looking ahead to this weekend’s matchup at Alabama in Tusacaloosa, Ala.
Amidst a stretch of schedulingthat features four straight games against preseason top-10 teams, adversity is something Coach Bielema said he believes can be channeled into a point of motivation and rallying.
"That’s the same team that has done some pretty positive things," Coach Bielema said. "Last week, that was our number one emphasis, adversity. When adversity strikes, you don’t try to fight it alone, you try to fight it together. I think that’s the part that we’ve got to rally around."
Coach Bielema was pleased with the development and play he saw out on the field from young Razorbackslast Saturday.
"The part that I get excited about, if there was any silver lining in Saturday, it was that some of our younger guys probably played their best game," Coach Bielema said."Denver Kirkland and Dan Skipper played their best game by far. On offense, you take two offensive linemen, a tight end, two running backs that are a sophomore and a true freshman, a quarterback and a sophomore wide receiver and you like where they’re going."
Kickoff for Saturday’s game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised nationallyon ESPN.
Single-game tickets for the final Fayetteville home game against Auburn on Nov. 2and 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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