Razorbacks End Second Week of Camp With Last Two-a-Day Practices
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Razorback football participated in its final day of two-a-day-practices on Friday to close out the second week of fall camp. The Hogs began the morning practice at 9:50 a.m. on the practice fields just south of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. They spent six five-minute periods outside and moved inside to the Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion for the remaining forty minutes. The evening portion of practice began at 6:50 p.m. and was contested for slightly less then two hours on the practice fields under the lights. A brief rain shower was not enough to halt practice or move drills inside. “Well, we got rained on,” head coach Houston Nutt said. “But it was a good day. We were a little sluggish. I wanted to be a little bit fresher with that day off. I wanted to be a little bit more excited but they are feeling the end of the two-a-days. They are a little sore, a little beat up. But we got a lot of things done.” Friday evening’s practice was another preparation practice for the season opener against Southern California on Sept. 2 but was also a final preparation for Saturday’s scrimmage. “We are going to have a good, long meeting tomorrow morning,” Nutt said. “Then we are going to get ready to have a game-like situation without tackling to the ground. We will have a lot of kicking situations, a lot of punting situations, punt return situations. We have a lot of things to do in the kicking game tomorrow.” Nutt’s goals for Saturday’s scrimmage are those that he has been striving for through out the fall camp. “We want to see who is going to execute, who is going to line up,” Nutt said. “We want to see who is going to take the right step, who is going to be in the right place and who is going to make plays. That’s the bottom line.” Coach Nutt will get another look at his team in game-like situations on Saturday when the Razorbacks hold a scrimmage at 6 p.m. in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Originally planned to be a full-scale scrimmage, injuries led Nutt to consider canceling the event, but he has decided to proceed with a light-contact version. The scrimmage is open and free to the public. Seating will be available on the East side and in the South end zone only. Gates 12, 13, 15 and 16 will open at 5 p.m., and 2006 schedule posters will be distributed at each gate. Concession stands will also be open on the East and in the South, and the Hog Heaven Store in the South end zone will be open.