FAYETTEVILLE — Preseason practices continued as the University of Arkansas football team met again Friday evening. Linebackers coach Randy Shannon met with the media after practice and discussed his expectations for Saturday’s scrimmage.
"I always tell the guys, every time you step on the football field you have the opportunity to impress the coaches," Coach Shannon said. "I want them to go out and have fun, execute the offense, cut down on the mental errors and play the game like you’re supposed to. Play it physical, have fun, but also take control of the game. As a linebacker, you have to be the key of the whole defense. Make sure guys are lined up and bring excitement to the game."
Coach Shannon also spoke about how impressed he was with his fellow coaches and players.
“I’m having fun,” Coach Shannon said. “I’m enjoying myself, I’m having a great time with the staff we’ve assembled. The head coach is unbelievable and the players are unbelievable. What more could you ask for?”
Assistant head coach/defensive line coach Charlie Partridge apressed the media about the role of special teams in the upcoming season. &
"Our style of football is to do everything we can to not beat ourselves," Coach Partridge said. "Controlling the clock, playing good defense, all of that goes out the window if your special teams isn’t clean. We’re certainly working hard to teach these guys and emphasize that every single day. We’re doing a lot in terms of teaching special situations and it’s going to be critical for us to have the kind of year we want."
While practices remain closed, check ArkansasRazorbacks.com for continued coverage of preseason camp.
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