, Ark. –
The 15th-ranked Arkansas football team worked out for two hours Tuesday afternoon on the practice fields south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in preparation for Saturday’s SEC showdown with Ole Miss at 11:30 a.m. on Lincoln Financial Sports.
“We had a good day today as far as hitting some Ole Miss sets,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said “We have to come back and have a good (practice) tomorrow.”
The Razorbacks’ passing game continues to be a focus as Arkansas looks for a perfect balance between the run and pass.
“You always have to have that (the passing game) ready,” Nutt said. “When they over populate the line of scrimmage, which a lot of teams are going to do, that is when your receivers are going to be one-on-one and you have to be ready to take advantage of it.”
The Hogs’ boss is pleased with the attitude of his team, and they way they have handled the success of a 3-0 start in SEC play.
“I gauge everything by Sunday and our first day back, especially after a big win,” Nutt said. “And Sunday was an excellent practice. Today was the same way with great concentration. I have been real proud of our seniors and the way they have led with focus and staying humble. We have to concentrate at the task at hand because this is a big ball game on Saturday.”
Special teams will play an important role on Saturday and the return of sophomore linebacker Mark Bonner gives the Hogs’ unit a big lift. Bonner missed more than a month of action with an injured shoulder.
“I am really glad the Mark Bonner is back,” Nutt said. “He did a great job on our special teams. It reminded me of that today when we were going through our special teams. Ole Miss has good special teams. They block punts and have very good athletes. Mark Bonner was a welcome sight back for us last game.”