FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas football team continued game-week preparation for its game Saturday against Kentucky at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Head coach Houston Nutt thought the players got off to a good start for the week with today’s workout.
“I was really proud of the attitude and focus today after a very tough weekend,” Nutt said. “I thought our guys came out here and got on the Kentucky plan. We’re facing a team that is very hot right now. They have a lot of confidence right now and have an excellent quarterback (Andre Woodson).”
Going into the second conference match up of the season, Nutt knows his team will have to execute in all areas of the game plan and minimize mistakes to be successful.
“We have to do a great job and that starts on all three teams—offense, defense, special teams,” said Nutt. “We can’t turn the ball over, we can’t give up punt returns…you can’t give up gifts in the SEC, not if you’re going to win the game.”
Quarterback Casey Dick had a good practice, as the offense put in work against the defensive scout team.
“(Casey) had a good practice today. He has a lot of confidence going right now,” Nutt said. “He was very accurate in throwing the ball very well. I was really proud of him.”
Freshman offensive lineman DeMarcus Love returned to practice Tuesday. Nutt said it was good to see Love back in action and that he looked good on his first day back. Sophomore tight end Ben Cleveland, still battling a neck injury, will not play against Kentucky and may miss the remainder of the season.
“The outcome will probably be to redshirt him because it looks like it would be three or four weeks before we got him back,” Nutt told media following Tuesday’s practice.
The Hogs are scheduled to return to the practice fields Wednesday afternoon to continue their work to get ready for the conference home opener against the Wildcats. The game will be televised Saturday at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Log on to www.hogwired.com for more news about Arkansas football.