Razorbacks Finish Practice for Week
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football squad finished practice for the week on Thursday afternoon with almost two hours of drills. The Razorbacks do not have a game this weekend but will return to the practice fields on Sunday to begin preparations for Auburn.
“We had a good practice today,” UA head coach Houston Nutt said. “We covered some kicking situations and then had a lot of guys from the first team concentrating on really stopping the run. We got a lot of second and third units in there. Chris Link got some valuable snaps. Josh Melton did not practice again today. Boo Williams did not practice again today. Overall, it was a good practice and we have really had a good off week. We have got to come back Sunday ready to go for another game week and the last half of the season.”
Melton suffered a concussion in the South Carolina while Williams injured his shoulder.
When asked about where his team stands at this point in the season, Nutt said, “This is the midway point. We are 4-2 and with five games left in this wacky race. Anything can happen. We have got to be concerned about ourselves. We are not good enough to give people gifts and make foolish penalties and give away the ball with turnovers. We have got to get turnovers, take the ball away and take care of the ball.”
The Razorbacks will have Friday and Saturday off before returning to the practice fields on Sunday, and Nutt hopes that his squad will use this off time to prepare for the second half of the season.
“I think that it is good if they will take advantage of it,” Nutt said. “Let’s take advantage of it and do what is right while nobody is looking. If you have got to have treatment, let’s get in here. Use this time as a day of rest. We could easily practice if they wanted to and we are going to make that clear to them. They need to take advantage of an open weekend, and get ready to come back Sunday ready to roll.”
The Razorbacks-Tigers match-up is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CT at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., in a game that will be available on pay-per-view.
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