Thursday Grid Update, 10/26

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said his team is ready for a trip to War Memorial Stadium.

Arkansas is done with its on-campus practices for this week's game against Louisiana-Monroe.

"We had a good concentration day today," Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said following Thursday's practice. "I have been really proud of the seniors and the way they have worked. You have to concentrate, and you have to come out with a purpose to get better."

The Warhawks enter the game with a 1-6 record, but enters Little Rock with a solid offensive ball club that can move the football.

"They (ULM) move the ball very well from the 20 (yard line) to the 20," Nutt said. "They had 220 yards, plus, on Alabama. They are going to fake a field goal, and they are going to fake a punt, so get ready because they have nothing to lose."

The first trip of the season to the center of the state promises to be exciting as Little Rock gets its first look at the No. 13 Hogs.

"There is no question about it (Little Rock being ready for the Razorbacks)," Nutt said. "I have already gotten a few e-mails and phone calls. They (fans in the Little Rock area) are excited, and they can't wait. It has been a long time since they had a ball game down there. Usually, we have already had a game in Little Rock in September."

Secondary coach Louis Campbell said the Warhawks have some offensive talent, more than Ole Miss brought to Fayetteville last week at some spots.

"Their back is better than what Ole Miss had last week," Campbell said. "And, with what they are doing, their quarterback is better than what Ole Miss had. He does the same things better than the Ole Miss quarterback.

"You worry about them spreading you out and running the ball and the quarterback running. Can they just line up and run it on you? Well, probably not, but they can spread you out and they do have the ability to throw a better than what we've seen and they have a quarterback who is a great athlete.

"They pin you down with the athletic quarterback. He can do some things in called runs and then you think he's passing and he takes off. You better have some speed when he takes off."

Campbell said the Hogs are still shorthanded at cornerback in the secondary. He said Darius Vinnett, backup corner, is not ready to play. He said backup corner Johnny Johnson practiced some this week, but isn't full speed.

"Can Johnny play? Maybe," Campbell said. "But he was still limping around today. He's trying and he wants to be out there, but he's not all the way back just yet."

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