Razorbacks Continue Preparations for Mississip
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks worked out for an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon implanting the game plan for this Saturday’s Southeastern Conference match-up against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the team’s effort during the practice session and noted the Hogs seem to have recovered from a pair of tough games the last two weekends.
“We had a good day again today,” Nutt said. “Everybody was moving around and getting after the ball. We want everyone to be at their top speed on Saturday and be ready to play. And so far they have given us a good week.”
After the seven overtime game against Ole Miss and a down-to-the-wire win over Central Florida, Nutt said the Razorbacks appear to have regained their energy and are moving at full speed.
“We have seen a much faster group of players than this time last week,” Nutt said. “That is what we wanted and expected to see. Hopefully, we will be like that on Saturday because we will need it against Mississippi State.”
Nutt also commented on the walking wounded that have been slowed in practice this week.
“Everybody seems to be getting better,” Nutt said. “Mark Bokermann was moving around better today as was Kenny Sandlin. Caleb Miller is probably the worst of the group, but he looked to be in a little better shape today.”
Saturday’s game marks the final home game for 14 seniors. Nutt said the senior leadership has been apparent this week in practice.
“The seniors have really picked things up this week,” Nutt said. “They have come out and led by example and helped keep our team focused.”
The Hogs and Bulldogs kickoff at 1 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. The game will not be televised.
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