Razorbacks Continue Workouts Leading up to Aub
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football squad continued workouts on Wednesday preparing for their Southeastern Conference game against Auburn on Saturday.
“We had a good day and we had a good two weeks,” UA head coach Houston Nutt said. “The guys are ready to play again. It is time to go. I just really like our mental state and the way they are going about things and that is all you can go by. If they will just keep doing that and keep trying to get better each day, and that is what each of them have been trying to do. (Jimmy) Beasley went down in the first half of practice. You just kind of grow numb to somebody going down, but hopefully it is not anything too serious but they are looking at it. They are going to x-ray his arm and other than that I think that we are okay.”
Beasley, a redshirt freshman from North Little Rock, underwent evaluations during practice and has a bruised right arm and sprained right elbow.
When asked about Nutt’s emphasis on his squad’s 4-2 record, Nutt said, “Everyday I have been trying to tell them that we are in first place basically if you want to look at it that way. Everybody has two losses, and if you look at it that way you are in first place. We have won four out of six games and it is so easy to pick up from the outside that there is something bad going on and our guys are sometimes very gullible. I want them to think it does not matter about anything except the two hours and 45 minutes on Saturday in Auburn, Ala. That is all that matters.”
Quarterback Zac Clark sprained his ankle in the Razorback loss to South Carolina two weeks ago and is still questionable for the Hog’s game on Saturday.
“It (Clark’s ankle) is about the same,” Nutt said. “We did less with him today just to try to see if it would be better because it was not getting that much better.”
When asked about the possibility of Clark playing in Saturday’s game, Nutt said, “The way that it is today he would not, but we are just hoping by Saturday that it will be better. With those high ankle sprains, the same thing that Randy Garner had, it just does not go away very quickly.”
The Razorbacks and Tigers will kickoff at 1 p.m. CT at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The game can be picked up on a pay-per-view basis in Arkansas and Alabama.
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