Hogs Arrive In Orlando For Bowl

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football players began arriving in Orlando, Fla., on Monday night for the Razorbacks' New Year's Day showdown with No. 6 Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

"There have been a few players who've had difficulties in getting here because of travel plans," Arkansas Sports Information Director Kevin Trainor said Monday night. "All players have been accounted for, but some still are en route because of travel delays and some weather problems down here."

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said he was optimistic all players would arrive in time for his team's first practice today.

About 110 Arkansas players were scheduled to make the trip. "We have had few show up late and some that still aren't here, but they'll all be here," Nutt said. "We've been in touch with all of them."

The 12th-ranked Razorbacks attended a team meeting Monday night and will have their first practice at a local high school in Orlando at 2 p.m. today.

"We'll be real physical, real physical in practices in the beginning," Nutt said. "We are going to pick up on where we left off when we broke camp last week. That's what we'll concentrate on in early practice, just being physical.

"We'll taper off before the bowl game."

Arkansas (10-3) meets Wisconsin (11-1) at noon on New Year's Day.

It's the Razorbacks' first bowl game since they defeated Missouri 27-14 in the 2003 Independence Bowl.

Nut said last Wednesday that sophomore quarterback Casey Dick would start at quarterback in the Capital One Bowl. However, Nutt said true freshman Mitch Mustain will enter the game to begin the Razorbacks' third possession.

The play of the two quarterbacks will determine who receives the most snaps against the Badgers, according to Nutt.


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