FAYETTEVILLE – With free admission, free parking and free pregame activities with the ongoing Razor Fest, the Arkansas Razorbacks close the curtain on their spring football drills with today’s annual Red-White game.
Kickoff is 1. and will be televised by the SEC Network.
Arkansas coach Bretformat is “the ones against the world.”
That translates to the first-team offense, with some second-team top alternates, against the rest of the defense a cut below the top, and the first-team defense against an offense comprised of the tiers below the starters.
said the cohesiveness is better, keeping the units intact as they practice, rather than dividing the squad for the spring game that can result in botched snaps of a starting quarterback working with an unfamiliar reserve center or .
Since it’s best against the rest,has altered the scoring system to better keep the rest competitive.
The rest will wear road White and the best Arkansas’ home Red.
“The scoring will be a little bit different,”said. “If the Red team scores, it’s normal traditional American football. If the White team scores, it’s worth double points. So touchdowns are worth 12. are worth 2. Field goals are worth 6 and so on and so forth. The second half, because we’re under a time constraint by the SEC Network, we’ll kind of have to adjust that as needed. For the fans, it’s going to be a great time.”
said fans will see the Razorbacks in their SEC game apparel and that the assistant coaches will operate in their on-the-field or press locales as they will when the Razorbacks open their season Sept. 5 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium against UTEP.
Second-year defensive coordinatorSmith and first-year offensive coordinator Dan Enos both will operate from the sideline.
The game marks the last spring practice chance to influence the summer depth chart, though that influence will be balanced by the 14 spring practices that preceded the Red-White finale.
“The summer depth chart is going to be based on the 15 practices, the body of work on the entire spring,” Enos said.
Enos was asked what he looked for from his offensive players.
“I just want to see the guys in a game-like atmosphere, and I want to continue to evaluate them,” Enos said. “There’s a lot of guys we’re continuing to evaluate. As many times as you can put them in a game-like situation, that’s good for us.make us better.”
Smith said the Red-White game evaluation began with the end of Thursday’s practice, through Friday’s meetings, right through the game.
“We are looking for great preparation on Thursday and Friday night, and playing in front of a crowd and getting used to doing that again, and competing against one another and simulating a football game as best we can,” Smith said. “It’s going to be the closest we can get to a real football game without playing an opponent. That’s important to us.”