FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football team hit the practice field Tuesday for its preparations for Saturday’s top 10 matchup with Alabama (3-0). The Razorbacks (3-0, 1-0 SEC), ranked 10th in the latest AP poll, play host to the top-ranked Crimson Tide, with action set to begin at 2:30 p.m. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee noted its business as usual this week.
"Tuesdays are days where you’re installing new things," Coach McGee said. "They came to learn and to work today. Our kids have a great attitude; they came out ready to work today. They are excited."
The Razorback offense leads the Southeastern Conference in passing offense, averaging 367.7 yards per game. Coach McGee asserted that having a dynamic attack on offense is a team effort.
"It’s an 11-man operation," Coach McGee said. "The quarterback has to make the right checks. The offensive line has to understand the structure of the defensive front. There is a lot that goes into it. It is an 11-man operation that starts with the quarterback."
The Arkansas quarterbacks coach expressed it would take focus in approaching the Crimson Tide’s defenders.
"They are very well-coached," Coach McGee said. "They understand their system. They’ve been there when the game is on the line before. They tackle well. They are a very good team."
Saturday’s contest will be televised by CBS. For more information on Razorback football, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.