FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team wrapped up game-week preparations Thursday with a 60-minute workout split between the practice fields and the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion. The Razorbacks opened practice working on the kicking game and special teams, then moved inside to finish with work against the scout teams.
“We had great concentration today and the guys came out here ready to practice,” Nutt said. “I believe we’re ready to go.”
After a productive week of practice, Marcus Monk sat out during the day’s session. Nutt said the senior receiver will play Saturday against Florida International and looks forward to the contributions Monk can bring to the Razorbacks.
“Dean (Weber) thought it’d be better (for Marcus) to take the day off,” Nutt said. “He had two really good, hard days and he’ll try to go. He’ll definitely play, we just don’t know how many plays.”
London Crawford was at practice, but did not workout and is expected to miss Saturday’s game. Nutt said the Arkansas receivers have had cope with several injuries throughout the season and is proud of how the unit has responded.
“Robert Johnson, London, Crosby Tuck and all those guys have been hurt, but you have to go with what’s out there,” Nutt said. “You have to go with the hand you’re dealt and these guys are improving.”
With the team’s final non-conference game of the season just two days away, Nutt said the Hogs must continue to give maximum effort and not overlook FIU.
“I just don’t want to take any (opponent) for granted or too lightly and just go through the motions,” Nutt said. “I want to play hard.”
Arkansas will take on the Golden Panthers of Florida International Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium at 1 p.m. CT. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Razorback football.