FAYTETTVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team held its second preseason scrimmage Saturday night at 6 p.m. to simulate the game time of their Sept. 7 game in Little Rock against Samford.
Head coach Bret Bielema was available for a press conference after the scrimmage and addressed the added depth.
“I think we’ve established a lot better depth than I could ever have imagined at the beginning of fall camp just because of our injury situations,” Coach Bielema said. “We didn’t have a lot of significant injuries, season ending, but a lot of guys that might miss some time here and there, and it really built depth.”
Coach Bielema also discussed the freshmen presence on the team.
"I think they’re very intelligent," Coach Bielema said. "They all come from programs that we knew a lot about them, so there weren’t any surprise hiccups or anything like that. They’re just really prideful kids. I think the seniors, juniors, sophomores recognize pretty early on that they’re very, very gifted. I saw Demetrius Dean interact with Jarrett Lakethe other day, an odd couple that I never would have seen together. They were, prior to practice, having a great time, which so many times the chemistry that is developed off the field goes way more than what’s developed on the field.”
While practices remain closed, check ArkansasRazorbacks.com for continued coverage of preseason camp.
The Razorbacks will host their annual Fan Day presented by Pepsi on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. inside Bud Walton Arena. For more information, click here.
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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