Hurricane gave Hawgs more practice time

Arkansas used some of the downtime due to Hurricane Ike to prepare for Alabama. Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino during the SEC’s weekly teleconference said the team was disappointed to have its game against Texas cancelled, but used the additional time to practice for the Alabama game. Petrino said the team also spent extra time watching film.

Petrino said his team has improved over the last two weeks of practice, and the Alabama game should reveal more about the team.

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So does missing a game harm Arkansas’ development under the new Petrino system or does getting more time to work on a gameplan for the Alabama game offset it? One big benefit was not getting pounded by the Longhorns.