Bowl Practice: Dec. 16

Heavy rains left the practice field under water, but that didn't stop the Hogs from getting in a good bowl practice Sunday afternoon.

Arkansas worked for two hours, then finished the Sunday indoor workout with extensive conditioning as rains fell throughout the day in Fayetteville.

"Thank goodness for this building," Houston Nutt said. "I'm thank ful for the Walker family, and their gift to our university so we have this building to practice in these kinds of conditions."

The grass practice fields were under water, and Nutt said it seems doubtful that the Hogs will practice again outside this week before breaking for Christmas.

"I think we'll be in here the rest of the week," Nutt said.

The Hogs will take Monday off to concentrate on final exams, and allow the coaches to finish their film review of Oklahoma.

"We will have a lot of time for film study, and we are asking the guys who have time to do it on their own with their coaches," Nutt said. "First, we want them to finish up finals in a good way."

Nutt said the Hogs concentrated on special teams, with an emphasis on field goals, extra points and their block teams on placements.

"We got a lot of work in on those areas," Nutt said. "I thought our kickers looked good."

The defensive secondary had a strong day, Nutt said. He praised defensive backs Ken Hamlin, Eddie Jackson, Lawrence Richardson, Batman Carroll and Marvin Jackson for their play. Jackson's sore ankle has improved in dramatic fashion.

Several players are battling colds. Center Kenny Sandlin was able to practice despite flu-like symptoms that slowed him Saturday.

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