FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team continued its preparations Tuesday for Saturday’s War Memorial Stadium matchup with ULM in Little Rock, Ark. In soggy conditions, the Razorbacks took to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to work at hitting the Warhawks with the same tenacity it had against week one opponent, Tennessee Tech, winning 44-3. The decision to hold drills outside was an important one according to UA offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee.
"It was a really good decision to come outside and practice," Coach McGee said. "It was enough rain to be a distraction and get the balls wet, and we were able to move around the surface when it was wet. The rain was a highlight; it was good for us."
After the UA squad’s solid performance against TTU, Coach McGee noted it was important to continue approaching every game week aggressively.
"I think every week provides a different challenge," Coach McGee said. "It’s all an opportunity to learn and get better."
Coach McGee is tasked with scheming against the Warhawk defense, which is known for its creativity.
"We’ve got the film and have been studying," Coach McGee said. "It’s a tough style to get prepared for; they do a really good job preparing their guys. They make you earn everything. They don’t give you anything."
The Razorbacks continue their 2010 football season after having preseason camp to prepare for the season opener vs. TTU. Coach McGee emphasized how the Arkansas football team needs to approach the rest of the week before Saturday.
"It’s our first time having a short week," Coach McGee said. "We have a quick turnaround; we’ve got to really study and prepare ourselves for this game."
The Razorback-Warhawk contest is set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and will be aired by FSN. For more information on Arkansas football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.