FAYETTEVILLE — The 7th-ranked University of Arkansas football team practiced inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Tuesday as it continued to prepare for its game against 11th-ranked Kansas State in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Paul Haynes commented after practice that he has appreciated the leadership and knowledge of the upperclassmen during his transition into the Razorback program.
"I’ve always relied on the seniors and the older guys that have been a part of this program for a while, have been through the thick and thin, and understand how important this is," Coach Haynes said. "We want to send those guys out as winners."
Coach Haynes also mentioned that he has been impressed with the work ethic and preparation of the team, and knows those qualities will translate to the game.
"I’m pleased with the preparation of our guys," Coach Haynes said. "Our guys practice hard and they prepare hard, so them playing hard will not be an issue at all."
The Razorback football team will be signing autographs at tonight’s men’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky starting at 5 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena. The session will last until 6:30 p.m. and a limited number of commemorative 2012 Cotton Bowl posters will be available for fans. Fans are limited to having one item signed per player.
The 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6 inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will be televised nationally on Fox.