FAYETTEVILLE — The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas football team continued preseason practice on Thursday evening at the UA intramural fields.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Paul Haynes talked to the media after practice and discussed the adjustments that the team has made this week.
“From the scrimmage Tuesday to today, they got better,” Coach Haynes said. “We made sure that we concentrated on playing the pass a little better, and guys were better there with reading their keys.”
Coach Haynes also spoke about the team’s defensive philosophy and their outlook going forward.
“We stress play the run first and react to the pass,” Coach Haynes said. “We have to make sure that we win on first down, and that’s the key. We’re looking to do a good job stopping the run, do a good job at tackling, in space especially, and not give up big plays. I’m pleased right now, and we still have a long way to go.”
The Razorbacks continue practice Friday at 3 p.m. at the intramural fields. All practices held outside through Aug. 18 will be open to the public, but practices moved inside Walker Pavilion will be closed due to space limitations. The team is scheduled to practice at the intramural fields through Aug. 16
Arkansas opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville against Jacksonville State. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be shown on a pay-per-view basis with details to be announced. Tickets for four Fayetteville games are still on sale. Tickets for the non-conference games against Jacksonville State, Rutgers and Tulsa are $45, while tickets for the conference matchup against Kentucky are $55. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com, in person the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 8000-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA’s new eTicket system.
Little Rock season ticket packages, featuring games against ULM on Sept. 8 and Ole Miss on Oct. 27, are still available for $120. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 16th time in series history, including the first meeting and 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.
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