Football Returns to Practice Fields

The Arkansas Razorbacks continued their postseason workouts with an hour and a half practice session Wednesday afternoon behind Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

The Hogs worked on team and individual drills during the workout before finishing with conditioning.

"It was another good day for the guys," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. "Today was our last day in shells. Tomorrow we will be in full pads. All of our coaches will be back from recruiting tomorrow so we'll have a full staff."

Nutt said the Razorbacks would step up their contact beginning Thursday and would also focus on special teams.

"We'll do more hitting tomorrow since everybody will be back," Nutt said. "We will also work more on kicking, middle drills and maybe end it with a 10-play scrimmage with our redshirt players."

Nutt also addressed speculation about his candidacy for the vacant Notre Dame coaching job.

"I have not been officially contacted," Nutt said. "We've got a great thing going on here. Recruiting is going well and we are trying to get ready for a bowl game."

The Razorbacks had a pair of honorees on the All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' team as tailback Fred Talley was named to the second team and Nutt was named coach of the year by his peers.

"I'm humbled and very appreciative for the recognition," Nutt said. "It was a team award and I am very thankful for our players and coaches for all they have done this year. We are very excited about Fred. He had a great year and meant a lot to our team."

The Razorbacks are scheduled to practice again Thursday, Friday and Saturday before taking off Sunday. Arkansas awaits word on a possible bowl game. Bowl bids will be announced Sunday, Dec. 9.

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