FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football team took to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Tuesday for practice during its off week. The Razorbacks, ranked 15th in the latest AP poll, are off to head coach Bobby Petrino’s best start at Arkansas with a 3-1 (1-1, SEC) record. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee saw the Razorbacks begin the week’s first workouts with enthusiasm.
"Practice was really good today," Coach McGee said. "This team has a lot of character. The team had a lot of energy today and a great attitude. I think for this team, the light has come on. We could be a really good football team if we start doing things the right way all the time. We have the talent and the schemes, and our kids are willing to compete. I was really impressed with the way they came out today."
Coach McGee was thrilled with the focus put forth by the squad, especially standout quarterback Ryan Mallett. The Texarkana, Ark., native has thrown for a Southeastern Conference and NCAA-best 1,428 yards in 2010 and has connected for 10 touchdowns.
"Ryan was really focused today," Coach McGee said. "He’s a tough kid and he understands the position. The one thing about Ryan is that he is a quarterback. He was built to be a quarterback. He understands the responsibility that goes along with being the quarterback."
The Razorbacks are idle for the upcoming weekend and next face Texas A&M inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Oct. 9. The game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.
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