FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas spent less than an hour on the practice field on Friday as the Razorbacks prepped in shorts and helmets for Saturday’s Red-White Game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks split into red and white squads and spent much of the afternoon working on special teams and substitution patterns.
“We had a good, good rehearsal,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We didn’t go very long, but it has been a good spring. We wanted to make we had good concentration and had our kicking game in order. You want to make sure you are organized and have 11 on the field. I think that is important. We have worked on that. There was good concentration today.”
Nutt says he expects everyone to be ready for Saturday with the exception of offensive tackle Tony Ugoh and wide receiver Rod Coleman. Ugoh is healthy, but is competing with the UA track team at the Mt. SAC Relays this weekend in Walnut, Calif. Coleman has been bothered all spring by a sore hamstring and will not dress for Saturday’s game.
As for what Nutt and his coaching staff are looking for on Saturday, the ninth-year head coach says there is nothing like live work to offer a progress report on that his squad has accomplished this spring.
“We want to see everyone play extremely hard,” Nutt said. “Take what you have learned in the spring and take it to a game-like atmosphere. We want to see who is going to concentrate and handle their responsibility and assignments when the pressure is on. We want to see how they will respond in game-like conditions.”
Gates at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium will open at 10 a.m. for the EAS RazorFest and the spring game. The spring game will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by ESPNU at 5 p.m. CT on Saturday. There is no charge for the spring game or EAS RazorFest.
Fans should enter Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium through gates 1, 12 15 and 16 on the east side.