FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued preparations Tuesday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for Saturday’s matchup with Texas A&M. The 11th-ranked Razorbacks bring a 3-1 (1-1, SEC) record into the Southwest Classic against the Aggies (3-1, 0-1 Big 12). Arkansas took to the field with heightened enthusiasm, noted offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee.
"We had a pretty good practice," Coach McGee said. "We had energy. We were concentrating. We’re a little ahead with the game-planning so they understood what we wanted to do to attack."
Coach McGee outlined his main points in helping the dynamic Razorback offense approach Texas A&M’s defense. Arkansas ranks first in the Southeastern Conference and second in the entire country in passing offense, averaging 365.0 yards per game. The Razorbacks also rank 18th in the NCAA in total offense (468.0).
"They have a really good zone blitz package," Coach McGee said. "They disguise things. We’ve just got to be sharp understanding defensive structure."
The UA quarterbacks coach expressed the excitement in heading to Arlington, Texas, and having the opportunity to play inside Cowboys Stadium. Coach McGee admitted the game pays dividends on the recruiting trail.
"For us to get to go down there and have our media and fans show up, driving down the highway with their Razorback tags, it is really good for our kids," Coach McGee said. "We need to do a good job of Texas recruiting. Obviously, it is a huge recruiting base."
The UA-TAMU game will air on ABC at 2:30 p.m. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.