FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the first open week of the 1999 schedule, the Razorbacks concentrated on some of the fundamentals and got ready for a practice-free weekend.
“We had a beautiful day today to get some work done,” said head coach Houston Nutt. “We concentrated mainly on the fundamentals; getting lined up, getting in and out of the huddle. Again, working on assignments, how each player takes care of their job.
Coach Nutt also emphasized the kicking game in practice.
“We also got in on some kicking, working with our punt and kickoff returners and kickoff guys,” Nutt said. “Overall it was a good, short, crisp day.”
This is the first three-day vacation for the Razorbacks since the beginning of practice and coach Nutt emphasized that the players should not lose focus.
“Right now I just want them to get their homework done, go to study hall, go to school tomorrow, to get rested and take advantage of the weekend,” Nutt said. “They should get back with a good frame of mind, I would like for the ones that are three hours or less to go to their high school game if they could, and enjoy that and get back for the team meeting Sunday night.”
When the Hogs return, the practice schedule will return to normal, with Monday practice beginning at 6:30 p.m., while Tuesday-Thursday practices will begin at 3:30 p.m.
The Razorbacks will be gearing up for Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 18 in Little Rock. The sold-out game will begin at 6 p.m.