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BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Eighth-ranked Arkansas returned to practice on Tuesday in full pads for the first time after its double overtime victory over Alabama. Very cool and damp conditions kept the Hogs inside Walker Pavilion for an hour and 45 minutes.
“It’s good to get back to practice and try to correct some things and try to get better fundamentally,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “They came back with good focus. We had about an hour and 15 minutes with the varsity and then we let the redshirt freshman and a lot of scout team practice a little bit. They put the ball down and they had fun today.”
Nutt noted the outstanding play of several redshirt freshmen and scout team members in today’s practice.
“Radale Pearson ran the ball well,” Nutt said. “Farod Jackson, Robert Johnson, Landon Leach had good practices. Robert Felton blocked good today. Defensively, Anthony Gray, Chris Houston and Kevin Woods all did real well today.”
Even though the Auburn came is over a week away, Arkansas has already begun preparations for the important conference game. Nutt hopes this week will allow time for the conditions of seniors Lawrence Richardson and George Wilson to improve.
“We started today running our offenses and defenses against all their base fronts and their base plays,” Nutt said. “We got a good head start today. Lawrence Richardson came out. He’s not full speed, but he’s getting better. George has shown a lot of improvement, but he still didn’t practice today. We’ve got them, but you feel like this is the week they need to get better.”
The Razorbacks will enjoy a weekend off, before they face the Auburn Tigers for homecoming in Fayetteville, Ark., on October 11. The game is being televised by Jefferson Pilot Sports at 11:30 a.m.
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