FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas football team practiced inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the second game on its schedule, New Mexico, which will be played on Saturday.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee spoke with the media after practice and noted how important the second game of the season is for the team.
“They understand that you make the biggest jump from game one to game two,” Coach McGee said. “It’s going to be different emotionally because now they have been out there, they know what it’s like to be out there.”
McGee continued to say that the team is in the right place and has the right mindset as they transition from one game week to the next.
“Some guys might think it’s simple or that they have done it before, but there are other guys that really turn the pressure on and they grind harder, they study harder,” Coach McGee said. “They really get out there on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and work on their technique and study themselves. Those are the guys that become the best at what they do and that’s where we are right now.”
Kickoff for Saturday’s game inside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock is set for 6 p.m.. The game will be nationally televised on ESPNU.