Razorbacks Make Final Preparations for Saturda
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas spent just more than an hour on the practice field on Friday afternoon in the Razorbacks’ final tune-up for Saturday morning’s spring game. The Hogs will conclude spring drills with the annual Red-White Spring Game set for 11:30 a.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“We had a good day today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “We spent a lot of time on the kicking game and rehearsing those sorts of things. Then we got about 25 plays in to get ready for tomorrow. The sun got on them a little bit today. It was cooler early in the week. The defense had to do up-downs early in practice they were a little sluggish. I think the sun had something to do with that.”
Juniors Anthony Brown and Michael Coe will likely see action on both side of the ball on Saturday. In the past few days, Brown has tried his hand at defensive end in addition to his regular work at wide receiver. Coe has worked at wide receiver after spending his first three years in Fayetteville at cornerback. Nutt says the jury is still out on the position changes, but the duo will get a chance to get some live work at their new positions on Saturday.
“They are going to get about eight plays on the other side,” Nutt said. “The majority of plays will be at the positions that they practiced at all spring. For example, Anthony Brown will be at wide receiver for most of the snaps and then he will take eight snaps over at defensive end. The same thing will happen with Michael Coe with cornerback and wide receiver. We may have to be out on the field to coach them a little bit. We just want them to play hard and play fast.”
Arkansas will take the field for pre-game activities about 11 a.m. on Saturday with the game beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. The Razorbacks will scrimmage for 40-50 plays with the first and second teams getting most of the action.
Following the game, fans can stick around for RazorFest. The afternoon of activities includes an alumni 7-on-7 flag football tournament featuring former Razorbacks. Other family friendly events are scheduled as well. There is no cost for the Red-White game or RazorFest.
Fans attending Saturday’s game and RazorFest should enter the stadium through gates 1, 6 or 10 on the west side or gates 12, 15 or 16 on the east side of the stadium. Gates open at 11 a.m.
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