FAYETTEVILLE – The 18th-ranked University of Arkansas football team practiced in Walker Pavilion on Tuesday as it prepared for Saturday’s Southwest Classic against No. 14 Texas A&M inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee met with the media following the workout and said that he knows the team is ready to get back on the field and prove how strong they can be.
“We’re a close bunch,” Coach McGee said. “We are committed. We want to represent this university and we want to represent the alumni the right way. When the Razorbacks run on the field, we want to play that certain way. I expect our guys to play at a very high level this weekend and compete like crazy.”
In previewing Arkansas‘ opponent this weekend, Coach McGee gave notion to how much the Aggie program has changed since the Southwest Classic began.
“They are a very aggressive team,” Coach McGee said. “Much more than the first year we played them. They believe in their scheme and they have a complex pressure package. Everyone in the country knows about their defense, they understand the schemes. It’s going to be a challenge for us, but we’ll be ready to go out and compete and win the game.”
Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 11 a.m. The game will air nationally on ESPN.
A limited number of tickets remain in the Arkansas section and can be purchased by calling the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-HOGS or online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.