FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued workouts Wednesday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, preparing for Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. matchup at Auburn. The 12th-ranked Razorbacks bring a 4-1 (1-1, SEC) record into the game against the No. 7 Tigers (6-0, 3-0, SEC) with a stout defensive unit helping bring about the success. Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson indicated the principles he’s set out for the Arkansas defenders this week.
"We’re keeping it simple," Coach Robinson said. "We’ve got our staples and we play our staples very fast. They know how to execute. They know how to fit and they know how to cover. We’ll have to keep building from there."
For Arkansas safety Tramain Thomas’ efforts in last week’s 24-17 victory over Texas A&M, he has received the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back, FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player and Southeastern Conference Defensive Player weekly honors. Coach Robinson noted Thomas’ exceptional play (7 tackles, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery) warranted the recognition and paid notice to the entire defensive side as a whole.
"I think Tramain is very humble in the fact that he helped the team accomplish what we needed to accomplish and that was to win," Coach Robinson said. "The individual things are things that come to those guys, but it is still about the team. I am sure Tramain feels the same way."
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