Nutt and Staff Not Overlooking Mississippi Sta
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Houston Nutt and the Arkansas Razorbacks wasted no time in taking advantage of the fact that the Hogs’ Fayetteville home games are over when they practiced inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Tuesday.
The Hogs went full pads in what Nutt felt was necessary to refocus the team’s attention on their upcoming SEC West foe Mississippi State Bulldogs.
“Mississippi State is a dangerous football team,” Nutt said. “If you look at the teams that they’ve lost to, they’ve lost to Tennessee, Alabama, LSU – they’ve lost to good teams. It’s real simple to get into the fact that they’re 0-6 in conference. The message that we’ve tried to get through to our team is that every time that we’ve gone to Starkville, Miss., it’s been four quarters or more and about seven points difference in the ball game. So you’ve got your work cut out for you.”
Nutt and his staff addressed some needs on the punt team following two blocks in last week’s win against Louisiana-Lafayette.
“The corrections went well,” Nutt said. “I think our attention and focus were much better. The two that we’ve had blocked this year have came on weeks [where the team feels it’s an easy game]. It’s about preparation and today was a good first day. We’ll hit it again for three more days.”
Nutt addressed some injuries noting Jeb Huckeba and Shawn Andrews had improved. He felt that it might be possible for both to play this weekend.
The Razorbacks travel to Starkville, Miss., this weekend to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 pm at Davis Wade Stadium.
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