FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team practiced Tuesday afternoon inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, its first practice since Saturday morning.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee was impressed with the way the team returned to practice.
"I think our kids were actually happy to get back on the field," Coach McGee said. "You can tell they took care of themselves on the couple days off because they were fresh, they were fast, mentally they were refreshed. I think they really enjoyed being on the field working today."
As the Razorbacks’ opening game approaches, Coach McGee commented that the players are starting to understand their roles on the field more clearly.
"I think our kids are starting to get settled in," Coach McGee said. "We spent a lot of time in training camp mixing and matching, shuffling the deck around, seeing which matchups worked the best. I think that they’re starting to get settled in their positions and starting to learn some of the details of the position."
UA will kick off the 2011 season on Sept. 3 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’ home opener, click here.