Razorbacks Finish Preparations for the LSU Tig
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks put the finishing touches on the game plan for the LSU Tigers with an hour and a half workout Wednesday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Hogs began the practice session working on kickoff coverage before closing with team drills.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the team’s effort and mental preparations heading into Friday’s game in Baton Rouge.
“We had a good workout today,” Nutt said. “We hit a lot of special situations today like third and long. We’re trying to keep them mentally sharp and not stress the physical side as much since it is so late in the season.”
On the injury front, only cornerback Marvin Jackson is questionable for Friday’s game.
“Marvin was running around a little bit better today,” Nutt said. “But, you can tell he is still limping around and a little gimpy. We still have 48 hours till game time, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”
With one game left in the 2001 regular season and a possible Southeastern Conference Western Division title within reach, Nutt commented on the mental focus of the Hogs.
“Our seniors have done a good job of talking to the team and telling them what is at stake,” Nutt said. “We’re in a position where we are still fighting for a title and I think the players realize that. They are going about things the right way and that is what we are proud of.”
The Razorbacks have won six consecutive games and are 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the SEC. Arkansas needs a victory over LSU this Friday and an LSU victory over Auburn on Dec. 1 to claim the SEC West title and earn an berth in the SEC Championship game.
LSU is also in contention for the division title and needs to post wins over Arkansas and Auburn to earn a spot in the championship game on Dec. 8 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Arkansas and LSU will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. The game will be nationally televised by CBS.
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