Stormy Skies for Razorbacks

Gusty winds and overcast skies greeted the Arkansas Razorbacks as they returned to the practice fields Tuesday for a two-hour workout following their customary day off on Monday.

Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said there was a noticeable difference in the Hogs during the practice session behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

"We had a good spirited practice today," Nutt said. "They guys were really flying around and that is the kind of attitude you have to have when you are getting ready to play the ninth-ranked team in the country."

South Carolina will be the second top 10 team the Razorbacks have faced this season when the two square-off this Saturday. Arkansas faced then No. 7 Tennessee on Sept. 8 earlier this year.

"South Carolina does a great job of playing as a team," Nutt said. "They are very disciplined. They make very few mistakes and do everything right and that is why they are undefeated."

Nutt added that facing the 5-0 Gamecocks is a task the players have met with enthusiasm and focus.

"I think our players know that when we execute well, we make big plays," Nutt said. "When we don't execute, a touchdown run is called back for a penalty or a pass is dropped. There has been a big difference in their attention this week because they know they are back in the SEC and it will not be difficult getting them ready to go."

This Saturday will mark the third consecutive start for quarterback Zak Clark. Nutt believes that will benefit the offensive performance by the Razorbacks.

"It helps the continuity of the team having Zak in there this week," Nutt said. "Knowing his voice, his signal calling and the snap count helps. It's also big as far as the timing for the receivers."

The Razorbacks and Gamecocks will kickoff from War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The game will be nationally televised by CBS.

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