FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team found the intensity during Monday evening’s practice that they were missing during Saturday night’s scrimmage.
The Razorbacks returned to the practice field for an hour-long workout in shells (shorts, helmets and spider pads) inside the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion.
“I really thought we came back out here (the practice field) with great concentration and focus,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “I want to give a lot of credit to our seniors. I thought they did a great job of taking ownership of our team.”
As preparations for the Sept. 2 season opener at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium against sixth-ranked Southern California continues, the play of the Hogs’ scout team becomes even more important. One of the players that has risen to the challenge is sophomore transfer quarterback Nathan Emert.
“I want to give a lot of credit to Nathan Emert and his receivers Saturday night,” Nutt said. “They did a great job of perfecting execution under duress, under pressure.”
Monday was the first day of classes for the Razorbacks and Coach Nutt was very happy with the work that was accomplished.
“Today was just a refocus on USC,” Nutt said. “We had a day of school, and most of the time you don’t have a good day on the first day of school with that transition. I thought our guys really came out here and focused hard and really did a good job.”
The Razorbacks go back to work on Tuesday with just 11 days remaining until kickoff with the Trojans at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.