Arkansas coaching staff changing up the routine for Ole Miss prep
You know what they say about the SEC — it just means more.
With Arkansas set to begin conference play against Ole Miss on Saturday, the Razorbacks want to have all of their focus on the Rebels heading into the game. In order to do that, Arkansas has decided that none of its coaches will attend high school games later this week, according to Nikki Chavanelle of Rivals.com, so that they can solely prepare for Ole Miss.
Typically, a college coaching staff will attend high school football games on Friday nights to help with recruiting. It’s a beneficial way to see recruits play in person, rather than just on highlight tapes, and perhaps start to build relationships with those players.
But the Razorbacks may want to make sure they begin the season 2-0 after they pulled out a close 20-13 win over Portland State this past weekend. The upcoming matchup is the only SEC game that Arkansas has in the first four weeks of the season, as it plays Colorado State and San Jose State the next two weeks.
It’s also the Razorbacks’ only road game during that stretch.
Arkansas has won four of the last five meetings against Ole Miss, but the Razorbacks lost to the Rebels at home last year, 37-33. So they’ll be looking to bounce back and add to their lead in the all-time series, which currently stands at 35-27-1.
Arkansas and Ole Miss will kick off at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on SEC Network.
The Razorback coaches aren’t hitting the road for high school games this week, all the focus is on Ole Miss. #WPS
— Nikki Chavanelle (@NikkiChavanelle) September 5, 2019