FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team (2-0) practiced Tuesday in its preparations for its Saturday-matchup with Southeastern Conference opponent, Georgia (1-1, 0-1, SEC). The Razorbacks, ranked 12th in the latest AP poll, lead the SEC in total offense (509.0) and passing offense (361.5). In an excellent case of balance, the UA defense currently leads the league in total defense (187.5) and passing defense (90.0).
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee saw an excited Razorback squad take to the field inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for practice, noting the team’s overall focus.
"They were really concentrating," Coach McGee said. "This was a good practice."
Arkansas, in its third season under the leadership of head coach Bobby Petrino, begins its SEC schedule on the road with the Bulldogs. Coach McGee feels the Razorbacks are up to the task.
"We’re a mature team," Coach McGee said. "We have grown up a lot. We’ve learned from the experiences we’ve had here. We’re confident that we’ll be fine; we need to get ourselves in position to go down and have a good game."
While focusing strictly on the offensive side of the ball, Coach McGee made it a point to explain that improvement and consistency are constantly stressed for the entire UA team.
"Everybody has things that they are going to emphasize," Coach McGee said. "It’s going to come down late to which team is going to make the most plays."
The UA-UGA contest is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, airing on ESPN. Coach McGee sees the stage already set for an exciting third game of the year for the Razorbacks.
"The challenge is there," Coach McGee said. "We’ll be up to it and be ready to go."
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