Razorbacks Focus on Rebels

With the start to the 2001 football season only four days away, the University of Arkansas again went full throttle during a one and half hour workout Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville. The weekend saw the Razorbacks treat it as if it were a typical game week as they adjusted their schedules accordingly. With a pair of practices that pushed the squad, UA will be in thigh and shoulder pads for the remainder of the week.

"It was a good workout today," UA head coach Houston Nutt said. "It was a little bit different, because they are not use to going this hard on a Sunday. We've had real good work the last few days with good concentration. It's been a good camp. We probably worked a little to long yesterday, so we went about 18 periods. It didn't feel like a Tuesday to the players starting out, but once they got into it they did a good job. It was just a little bit different. If you asked them they would tell you they've had enough of practice. As a coach, you wish you had thirty more, but we don't. There is no doubt that UNLV has their full attention."
After naming sophomore Zak Clark the starting quarterback for the Thursday night game against the Rebels in Little Rock, Nutt showed confidence in the entire group following Sunday's workout.
"Zak Clark is ready to go, right now it is him," Nutt said. "It would be great to play a few of them, but you never know what the game is going to do. I just know who is starting the game. You try to do your best to give your team all the success they can have. I'm not afraid to put Ryan or a freshman in at any time."
With Monday being the first day of the fall semester courses on the Fayetteville campus, Nutt and the squad will go under the lights tomorrow night. Practice is scheduled for 8 p.m. inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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