FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Thursday afternoon and head coach Bret Bielema met with media afterwards, addressing the team’s preparation for this Saturday’s game against Texas A&M.
Coach Bielema spoke on the return of sophomore safety Rohan Gaines.
"Rohan Gaines is back one hundred percent," Coach Bielema said. "We really feel excited to get him back in the lineup. He has been moving around extremely well."
Coach Bielema talked about the contagious energy of the younger players on the offensive line.
"I like the growth they’re having," Coach Bielema said. "Last week, we repped those young guys even more and it’s easy to see that they love to play the game. I go back to Dan Skipper, when he blocked that field goal. He and Denver Kirkland double teamed that guard. They were about as excited as anybody I’ve ever seen. To get that energy and put it on the field, a lot of times that can help you out."
Kickoff for Saturday’s sold-out SEC opener against Texas A&M inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Single-game tickets for the South Carolina and Auburn games in Fayetteville 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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