FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team spent 50 minutes inside the Walker Pavilion in sweats and helmets finishing up the work week on Wednesday afternoon in preparation for Friday’s SEC showdown at No. 1 LSU.
The Hogs’ practice week leading up to Friday’s 1:41 p.m. kickoff from Tiger Stadium have been some of the best of the season. UA focused on all aspects of the kicking game from kickoffs, to punts, to field goals and PATs Wednesday. The Hogs also put in a lot of work on the two-minute drill at the end of practice.
“We had a good practice today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “Everybody was very sharp and attentive. We are ready to eat some turkey and get on the plane and go play.”
The news continues to get better and better by the day for All-American tailback and kick returner Felix Jones. He appears to be almost 100 percent after a deep thigh bruise on Nov. 3 at Tennessee limited him to one play vs. Mississippi State.
“Felix is close (to 100 percent),” Nutt said. “Hopefully on Friday at 1:41 p.m. he will be Felix Jones at 100 percent.”
The Razorbacks will eat Thanksgiving dinner together on Thursday before departing for the airport. Friday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson calling the action.