FAYETTEVILLE — The 8th-ranked University of Arkansas football team practiced inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium Wednesday afternoon as it continued its week of practices for the upcoming Southeastern Conference matchup with Tennessee on Saturday.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Willy Robinson spoke about how much this weekend’s final game in Razorback Stadium is going to mean for this year’s seniors.
“It’s going to mean a lot to them,” Coach Robinson said. “They started talking about that on Sunday after we met as a team. When you think of the contributions that this group of kids has done for this university, it’s huge. We’ve watched these kids grow up and it means a lot for them to run out through that ‘A’ one more time on this particular field.”
Coach Robinson also reflected on how aggressive the defense was last week against South Carolina and how he thinks that will carry over into this weekend as well.
“We were much more aggressive last week,” Coach Robinson said. “The kids were sold on it and the thing we talked about most was not worrying about who was on the field, let’s just call the game. When you’re trying to figure out rotations, I just threw that out with the wash and just called the game the way I felt comfortable and the kids bought into it.”
Kickoff for Saturday’s game against Tennessee, which has already sold out, is set for 5 p.m. on ESPN2. Arkansas will recognize its 17 seniors playing their final on-campus game in a pre-game ceremony.