FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When heavy rains fell in the Northwest Arkansas area on Wednesday afternoon the Razorbacks moved their practice to the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion. Arkansas worked out for almost two hours in full pads and concluded practice with a scrimmage for the second-straight day.
“We had another good practice today,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “Our young people, Matt Harris, Casey Dick and Rod Coleman did some outstanding things.
As Arkansas approaches its first open date the Hogs have extra time to begin preparations for the Louisiana-Monroe game on Oct. 8.
“We got some good work with the Louisiana-Monroe preparations and we’re trying to get better each day,” Nutt said. “We’ve already got them broken down and we’re into it pretty good. We’ll watch it again, but they’ll probably do most of the same things. Offensively, they change two or three formations each week, so we’ve got to expect that.
Nutt and his staff have welcomed the off-week, because it will give players the opportunity to recover from injuries and get closer to being 100 percent.
“We needed this open date,” Nutt said. “We needed to get well. Jonathan Luigs is still getting more and Chris Baker had a little set back again, that hurts. Jonathan and Pierre Brown have made the most progress and they’ll be ready by next week.”
The next match-up on the schedule is Louisiana-Monroe. The Razorbacks will return to action against the Indians on Oct. 8 in Little Rock, Ark., at 6 p.m. in War Memorial Stadium.