FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Hogs used a change of scenery Wednesday as they continued to prepare for Saturday’s game with Chattanooga. Head coach Houston Nutt says there is something about the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion that makes for a good practice, so the Razorbacks moved indoors during the 90-minute workout.
“I rely on the Walker Pavilion because we always have a good practice in here,” Nutt said. “Sometimes I feel like when we have a bad one like we did yesterday, let’s go for it. I don’t think we’ve had a bad practice in here.”
Nutt was pleased with the effort of his players and thought their focus was improved in all areas. He said the leadership on the team stepped up Wednesday and as a result, they worked hard and got better.
“(The players) had great concentration on the game plan, offensively and defensively,” Nutt said. “I’m really proud of the seniors really leading the way and that’s what you need to have. We got better today.”
Offensively, Arkansas will continue to rely on its backfield to set the table for the rest of the offense, which showed in last week’s performance against North Texas when the Hogs had the ball.
“We run the ball best and use the play action because you have great backs,” Nutt said. “I thought Casey (Dick) was very consistent last week and as a result (we had) 267 yards passing, so let’s build on that and try to get better.”
Robert Johnson did not practice as a precautionary step to rest his ankle to be prepared for Saturday night. Nutt said the senior receiver will practice Thursday if able.
The team will return to practice Thursday to conclude their game-week preparations. Arkansas will take on Chattanooga Saturday at 6 p.m. CT at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Razorback football.