Sam Pittman updates KJ Jefferson's status, previews SEC title matchup between Georgia and LSU
Arkansas started the season 3-0 and found itself ranked in the top 10.
The Razorbacks, however, have lost 5 of their last 7 games, including a tough home loss to LSU this past Saturday.
They now need a win in one of their last 2 regular season games to get bowl eligible.
Up first is a home game Saturday night against Ole Miss.
One key for Arkansas will be getting injured quarterback KJ Jefferson back on the field.
Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman offered an update on Jefferson and the rest of his team’s health during Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference
“(KJ’s) practiced most every play this week,” Pittman said. “I feel good about him. Dalton Wagner has also practiced a lot this week. I have cut the suspension off (Myles) Slusher, so he has practiced this week as well. We’re probably about as healthy as we’ve been in a long, long time.”
Pittman was also asked Wednesday about reports that wide receiver Warren Thompson was leaving the program and transferring.
“He quit the team,” said Pittman of Thompson. “Jaedon Wilson would be the fifth guy. Obviously Warren hadn’t started a whole lot of games, but Jaedon would be the next guy in that rotation.”
Finally on Wednesday, Pittman, having just played LSU, was asked for his thoughts on what Georgia will have to do to prepare for the Tigers.
“I’m sure Kirby will have it figured out. He always does,” Pittman said. … (Harold) Perkins is a beast. He’s really fast. He got a couple of sacks from spying the quarterback. They’re very physical on defense. … The quarterback’s the key obviously to their offense.”
The Razorbacks and Rebels are set for a 7:30 p.m. (ET) kick off Saturday. The game will be televised by the SEC Network and Ole Miss is currently a 2-point favorite.