Lights...Jerseys...Action!

Arkansas welcomed a pair of new items on Monday night as the Hogs donned their new Nike jerseys while working out underneath the recently installed lighting system at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The Hogs practiced for a little over an hour in a light walk-through that saw the squad in shorts and cardinal jerseys. Arkansas debuted its new uniforms for the first time on Monday night after a previous snafu had resulted in an early shipment of maroon jerseys.
 
"The biggest thing tonight is that we go the right colored jerseys," Nutt said. "We got to put them on. They looked good. We have a great place here with these lights. We have one more true mental and focus day. We are looking forward to getting to Little Rock."
 
Nutt moved practice to the evening in order to allow the players to concentrate on taking care of their obligations on the first day of classes on the Fayetteville campus. The light evening workout also provided an opportunity to give his squad some much-needed rest after a grueling two-a-day schedule.
 
"We were trying to get our legs back a little, plus the first day of class is always the worst day of practice traditionally," Nutt said. "I think if you would talk to a coach anywhere, the first day of class the players aren't just there mentally. We decided to go with a different change and try to get our legs back. We aren't hitting, but we are thinking. Tuesday will come out and do this same practice full speed."
 
Senior Sacha Lancaster and freshman J. Strain seem to be making progress on the injury front. Lancaster sprained an ankle last Thursday while Strain continues to recover from a sprained knee.
 
"Sacha looks like he is getting better each day," Nutt said. "J., so far so good. Mark Pierce turned his ankle a little bit yesterday, but I think he is going to be okay.
 
Arkansas will stage a light workout on Tuesday afternoon before traveling to Little Rock on Wednesday. The Razorbacks host the UNLV Rebels at 6:35 p.m. CT on Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

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