Defense brings energy at Razorback camp

FAYETTEVILLE ( - The 10th-ranked University of Arkansas football team continued preseason practice on Tuesday morning at the UA intramural fields.

Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Paul Haynes talked to the media after practice and discussed the progress of the defense

"I think we are coming along," Coach Haynes said. "We are starting to challenge and getting the attitude that we need, but this is the SEC West so we have to make sure we keep going up and not level off."

Coach Haynes also commented on the energy and intensity that the defense must display while on the field.

"There is only one way to play this game defensively and that is with a lot of energy," Coach Haynes said. "We are trying to make sure that culture on defense is fast, tough and physical. That is the only way you can play defense."

The Razorbacks continue practice on Wednesday with a pair of practices. The team is scheduled to practice at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with both sessions being held at the intramural fields. All practices held outside through Aug. 18 will be open to the public, but practices moved inside Walker Pavilion will be closed due to space limitations. The team is scheduled to practice at the intramural fields through Aug. 16

Arkansas opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville against Jacksonville State. The game begins at 6 p.m. and will be shown on a pay-per-view basis with details to be announced. Tickets for four Fayetteville games are still on sale. Tickets for the non-conference games against Jacksonville State, Rutgers and Tulsa are $45, while tickets for the conference matchup against Kentucky are $55. Single-game tickets may be purchased online at, in person the Razorback Ticket Center or by phone at 800-982-HOGS. Fans ordering tickets online have the option to print the tickets from home utilizing UA's new eTicket system.

Little Rock season ticket packages, featuring games against ULM on Sept. 8 and Ole Miss on Oct. 27, are still available for $120. The Razorbacks and Rebels are set to square off inside War Memorial Stadium for the 16th time in series history, including the first meeting and 1913, and the first time since 1992. Tickets purchased for Little Rock contests are not available with a print-at-home option.

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