FAYETTEVILLE – The Arkansas football team began Alabama game week Sunday with a short workout, which was followed by assistant coaches meeting with the media.
Assistant head coach and defensive line coach Charlie Partridge commented on the play of redshirt freshman Darius Philon with the Mobile, Ala., native moving into the starting lineup this week.
"Everyone has seen his progress," Coach Partridge said. "This is a great opportunity for him to get his first start in his home state. He’s excited for the opportunity, and he has earned the chance to start."
Associate head coach and offensive line coach Sam Pittman remarked about the progress of the offensive line, which has featured two true freshmen starting in each of the last three games.
"We’re making progress," Coach Pittman said. "They work hard. I didn’t feel they quit in any way, shape or form on the sideline yesterday and the film confirmed that. Our guys are getting better and improving."
The Razorbacks wrap up their season-opening stretch of eight consecutive games, one of just two teams in the SEC to play eight straight weeks to start the season, at Alabama on Saturday. Kickoff from Bryant-Denny Stadium is set for 6 p.m., and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Single-game tickets for the two remaining home games, Auburn in Fayetteville on Nov. 2 and Mississippi State in Little Rock on Nov. 23, are on sale. Single-game tickets can be purchased at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, at the Razorback Ticket Center or by calling 800-982-HOGS (4647). Additionally, tickets for the Mississippi State game can be purchased at the War Memorial Stadium Ticket Office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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