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UA football focused, ready for opener

UA football focused, ready for opener

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The 15th-ranked University of Arkansas football team continued practice on Tuesday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in preparation for Saturday’s season opener against Missouri State.

With only four days remaining before game day, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee said that the entire team is excited, but that they’re more focused on getting better.

“We want to come out on a daily basis and leave the practice field better than when we got there,” Coach McGee said. “I think they’re concentrating and focusing on that and that’s how you get better throughout the season.”

Coach McGee also knows what he expects to see out of the team this weekend as all the practices from the past month will now be applied to real game situations.

“I want us to be efficient,” Coach McGee said. “I don’t want us to make a lot of penalties and be sloppy with the football. We need to play at a fast tempo and be sound in our technique and fundamentals. When we watch the film on Sunday morning, I want to see our kids do what they were coached to do. That’s something that is important to us.”

The Razorbacks’ 2011 season opener is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be available on pay-per-view. For more information about viewing Saturday’s game, click here.

Sports Category : Football