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With Season Drawing Near What Do Hogs Need To Do Preparing For Bulldogs?

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With the SEC conference schedule rapidly approaching, Pittman says it is a big work week for the Hogs. The Razorbacks will have a four day work week coming for them. What are the Razorbacks going to be working on? What are they needing to see in this crucial week of practice?

“Next week is a big work week for us. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Saturday,” said Pittman.

There are quite a few things the head hog did mention that will be key for the Razorbacks as they head into the season and one of those is ball security.

“We need to take care of ball better. We did not have that problem last week so that’ll be a big emphasis,” Pittman said.

The Hogs turned the ball over 21 times last season with 15 of those being interceptions. Pittman knows that holding onto the ball is the difference between having a 2-10 program and one that wants to be a winning and competitive one.

With that being said about being competitive Pittman says his team is beginning to have a belief among themselves that they are ready to go out there and play.

I think we are starting to have that mentality of where we believe we can go out there and compete,” Pittman said. “I am proud of it.”

“Working on Arkansas, being mentally tough, are we willing to fight? We need to get better at that. We really made strides last week but to me that is what we need to get better at,” said Pittman.

The last thing that Pittman noted is that they are still focusing on all the things above before shifting their focus to the things that are forthcoming during SEC play.

“We are not gonna talk about Georgia or prepare for Georgia. Its too early for that,” said Pittman.

One of the reasons that Pittman is not quite ready to move onto the Georgia preparation is due to the fact that they are trying to find depth at several positions. As noted earlier this morning that there is still gaps along the interior positions of the offensive line that need to be figured out. Tight end is still looking through there pieces as far as Hudson Henry and who sits behind him. Will they play multiple tight ends in sets, are they ready to be more physical in blocking schemes and are they ready to compliment the offense as far as being involved catching the football, too? Those things are yet to be decided on in the Kendal Briles’ offense.