The University of Arkansas football team practiced Tuesday evening in preparation for its matchup Saturday against Louisiana inside Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Offensive Coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jim Chaney took time after practice to talk to the media about the general mood from his players during their first game week preparations.
"I sensed a quieter calm today," Coach Chaney said. "They are really driven and you can tell they are practicing with a purpose. It is game week, our guys have played. They understand the importance of this and the magnitude of walking into that stadium. That’s why these kids go to college and that is why we do what we do. It is a wonderful time of the year."
Coach Chaney knows that the first game can set the tone for the season.
"Game day adjustments on that first day are critical," Coach Chaney said. "It will be interesting to see how we handle that."
Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be televised by FSN. In addition, the game can be seen online here in areas the game is not available on FSN.
Arkansas Razorback football single-game tickets are now on sale online and can be purchased at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, at the Razorback Ticket Center or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Additionally, tickets for the two Little Rock games can be purchased at War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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