FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Razorback football team practiced inside Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion Wednesday afternoon for 75 minutes in continued preparation for Arkansas’ match up with Missouri in the Cotton Bowl Classic.
Reggie Herring, who was named interim head coach on Nov. 26, said he will continue in his role and lead the Razorbacks against the Tigers. He remains pleased with the effort being put forward by the players during the practice sessions.
“I have been reassured by Jeff Long, the athletic director, that I will be coaching the bowl game,” Herring said. “We are extremely excited about this bowl game. Everybody is working extremely hard and focused to make the Razorbacks proud on Jan. 1.”
With the recent changes surrounding the Razorback football program, Herring said the players have managed to stay focused and concentrated on the game ahead of them.
“These kids have a lot of pride,” Herring said. “They’ve worked hard and have been through a lot. Let me keep saying these guys aren’t finished. They see this as a great opportunity to represent the SEC in the Cotton Bowl. They see it as a great opportunity to move forward with this program to start the New Year with a positive note.”
Herring said Razorback fans should be secure in know how focused the players are and how determined they are to play a great game against Missouri.
“We’re going to try and maintain (that focus) throughout,” Herring said. “Once again, these guys have a lot of personal pride and we’re going to demand they give us their best on Jan. 1 and I have all the confidence they’ll do that.”
Arkansas will return to the practice fields Friday. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Razorback football.