FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 12 Arkansas football team enjoyed the mild December temperatures on Friday during a two hour workout in full pads that was split between the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion and Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“This was another good day,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “The guys really got after it and the younger guys got to scrimmage at the end.”
The work that the younger players are getting during the bowl practices will benefit the Hogs as a team down the road.
“These younger guys are getting a lot of good time,” Nutt said. “They are getting a lot of good coaching and fundamentals. We are trying to let some of these older guys heal up, but the younger guys are taking advantage of it.”
The Razorbacks’ two-deep roster also spent plenty of time working on preparations for No. 6 Wisconsin on Friday. The Badgers will bring a physical team to Orlando that runs the football.
“We still hit Wisconsin a little bit today,” Nutt said. “We had about 30 minutes of Wisconsin preparation and then a good little scrimmage at the end.”
The condition of junior fullback Peyton Hillis was improved on Friday after treatment with trainer Dean Weber and his staff on Thursday evening.
“I need you to check with Dean (Weber) on the exact procedure because I can’t explain it,” Nutt said. But I know this, he is much better today and his range of motion was good. I am real excited about that. They worked him out while we were practicing, and maybe by next week we can get him back.”
Arkansas returns to the practice field on Saturday with an 11 a.m. workout that is scheduled for 90 minutes.