Razorbacks Sharpen For Tennessee

The Arkansas Razorbacks wrapped up Thursday afternoon's workout with an hour and a half session on the practice fields adjacent to Razorback Stadium. Head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with the Razorback's effort during the practice.

"We've had a very good week of practice," Nutt says. "Now, all we've got to do is carry it over to the game on Saturday. The extra days of work have helped. We know we are better, but we will not know how much we have improved until we tee it up against Tennessee."
 
Nutt also noted the work of the Razorback's offensive line this week.
 
"The offensive line has put in a lot of work this week," Nutt says. "They have shown some great effort and we'll see how everything plays out this weekend. All you can ask is that they work hard and try to get better and I think we have done that. It's basically just old fashioned, coming off the line and blocking one player. I know our players can do it.
 
In addition, Nutt said senior fullback Sacha Lancaster would split time on both sides of the ball against the Volunteers.
 
"We're hoping he will get about 20 plays on the offensive and defensive side of the ball this week," Nutt says. "There's no way to say for sure how many plays he will get. He is in good enough shape to play about 25 plays on each side, but we just want him to execute the plays when we he is out there."
 
Arkansas will host the seventh-ranked Tennessee Volunteers at 8 p.m. CT at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN 2.
 
Tennessee has won two of the last three meetings (1998, 2000) against Arkansas, but the Razorbacks won the last match-up in Fayetteville in 1999.

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