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Hogs Wrap Up Another Day of Workouts; Await Bo

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs Wrap Up Another Day of Workouts; Await Bo

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks spent an hour and a half on the practice fields Friday working on individual fundamentals and one-on-one drills.
The Hogs wrapped up the practice with a brief scrimmage and goal line drills.
“We had another really good day of work,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We really can’t stress enough how much the players get from going to a bowl as far as the extra practice time. We are able to get our younger players so much work on fundamentals. We’re just very excited about everything.”
Nutt added that most of the work in practice this week has focused on tackling, blocking and footwork.
“We’re working on the first steps of blocking and tackling,” Nutt said. “That’s the biggest area of improvement that you see from the younger players because we don’t get the chance to work on that as much during the season. It’s also good for our older players to go through that.”
Although the Razorbacks will not learn of their bowl destination until Sunday, Nutt said the coaching staff has begun to look at game film of possible opponents.
“We have not started to break any of the film down yet,” Nutt said. “We have been watching some of the game films. We’ve just been getting a basic idea of each team.”
Nutt also commented on the progress of tailback Brandon Holmes.
“This extra time has been tremendously helpful for Brandon,” Nutt said. “Getting the reps and working on the ball handling skills is very important. He has not gotten a lot of work, especially the last half of the season so this has been good for him.”
The Razorbacks will practice again Saturday before learning of a possible bowl destination on Sunday.



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