FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team spend an hour in shorts and helmets finishing up the work week on Thursday afternoon on the grass practice fields south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium.
The Razorbacks focused on all aspects of the kicking game from kickoffs, to punts, to field goals and PATs. The Hogs also put in a lot of work on the two-minute drill at the end of Thursday’s practice.
“It’s time to go again,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “Thursday is over and it is time to go play. We had a good day today. We worked hard on two-minute (drill) and kicking situations.”
Arkansas is excited for its first trip this season to Little Rock and War Memorial Stadium with this Saturday’s 6 p.m. kickoff against Chattanooga. Nutt boasts a 20-2 record in Little Rock during his 10-year tenure at the helm of the Razorback program. UA has not lost a non-conference game at War Memorial since a 6-0 loss to Memphis State in 1993.
“I think this (playing in Little Rock) comes at a good time, Nutt said. “You are going to a different atmosphere and a lot of them are going to their hometown. They are excited about and looking forward to it.”
The status of senior flanker Robert Johnson is still day-to-day after he spent his second-straight practice on the sideline with a boot on his right ankle. If Johnson can’t go Reggie Fish will get the nod at flanker with Carlton Salter backing him up.