FAYETTEVILLE — The 15th-ranked University of Arkansas football team held practice Monday afternoon inside Walker Pavilion in preparation for this Saturday’s season opener.
Head Coach Bobby Petrino fielded questions about the upcoming game against Missouri State, but stressed that the focus in today’s practice was not on the opponent.
"It’s good to be in game week, although really the issue is how we practice," Coach Petrino said. "We’re making this week all about us. How we take care of our business, how we prepare in the classroom, how we practice on the field, and we’ve got to push ourselves with the right attitude to get better every rep that we get in practice."
Coach Petrino commented that he was impressed with the excitement of his players during the first practice of game week.
"We came out and had great enthusiasm and got a lot accomplished in practice today," Coach Petrino said. "We really went back to our camp stuff where we did a lot of technique and fundamental work, and made it about us getting better at our position today."
UA will kick off the 2011 season on Saturday against Missouri State inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be available on pay-per-view. For more information about viewing the Razorbacks’ season opener, click here.