FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued preparations Wednesday for Saturday’s game against the University of Alabama. After practice, defensive coordinator Chris Ash caught up with the media and discussed the dedication of the team during practice this week.
"We’ve had a good week of practice so far," Coach Ash said. "I think every week we’ve gotten ready for a game. We’re working the process better and better. The true test is what we do on Saturday."
Coach Ash addressed the defensive line and how they’ve handled the loss of Robert Thomas.
"They’ve been fine," Coach Ash said. "There’s enough playmakers up there, enough veteran guys. They know what they need to do."
Coach Ash also discussed redshirt freshmen Darius Philon and JaMichael Winston, who will play in Alabama for this first time as Razorbacks.
"There’s a little bit of extra pep in their step this week," Coach Ash said. "We’re trying to teach these guys that every week is a big week and there’s no week off. You’ve got to compete the same way every week if you’re going to become the player that you need to be. I want it to be there every single week."
Kickoff for Saturday’s game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Single-game tickets for the final Fayetteville home game against Auburn on Nov. 2 and 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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