NEW ORLEANS – The University of Arkansas football team practiced inside the Louisiana Superdome on Friday in its continued preparation for the 77th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl against Ohio State on Jan. 4. The eighth-ranked Razorbacks (10-2, 6-2 SEC) face off against the sixth-ranked Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) in UA’s first BCS appearance in school history.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee addressed the media from the Marriott at the Convention Center following the Razorbacks’ morning drills, explaining that Arkansas’ outstanding leaders helped guide the team.
"Our kids are really excited and I’m really proud of them," Coach McGee said. "It all started with our senior leadership and our leadership from within the team."
Coach McGee has overseen a Razorback offensive unit that has 14 touchdown drives of 70+ yards in two minutes or less, which leads the nation. Arkansas has 25 touchdown drives of two minutes or less in 2010.
In dissecting the Razorback-Buckeye matchup, Coach McGee revealed that a part of UA’s offensive speed is derived from the team’s preparation.
"We teach playing fast, it’s a part of who we are," Coach McGee said. "But the way you play fast is that you’re prepared and you understand what you’re going to do and how you want to attack, and you understand your opponent."
The UA-OSU game will air on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. For more information on Razorback football, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Fans are encouraged to check ArkansasRazorbacks.com to follow all the team activities from New Orleans as the team prepares to play in the Sugar Bowl.