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Defense set for conference opener at Georgia

Defense set for conference opener at Georgia

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued its preparations Wednesday for Saturday’s road matchup with Georgia in Athens, Ga. The No. 12 Razorbacks, holding a 2-0 record, are looking for even more success on both sides of that ball as they open Southeastern Conference play. Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson expressed his happiness with his group’s performance so far, but stressed the importance of this weekend’s contest.

"It’s really good, we’re excited about it," Coach Robinson said. "Now we go into the SEC. We’ve been working for it and working hard at it. What happened in the past is in the past. Our season starts Saturday."

In any game, good strategy means looking to exploit matchups. Coach Robinson noted that playing to its strengths will be critical for the Razorback defense to keep its momentum going.

"Any time you have a running team, the linebacker play is significant," Coach Robinson said. "We’ve got to win up front with the front four. We have to hit it right and hit it hard when we do."

The UA coaching staff has been impressed with the Arkansas squad’s effort in practice this week, Coach Robinson affirmed.

"Tuesday was a very good day," Coach Robinson said. "Today; we grinded it. They enjoyed it and I don’t think there were any mistakes at all. It’s going to be a matter of how we match up."

The Razorback-Bulldog game is set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be aired by ESPN. For more information on Arkansas football, please visit

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