By Otis Kirk
Arkansas coach Chad Morris held a professor night on Tuesday as well as invited some others to practice earlier in the evening.
Morris talked about the special day the football team had for others on Tuesday.
“We had a lot of professors at practice today,” Morris said Tuesday. “This is their day, we invited our professors out to watch practice and be around, and we’ll have our professor dinner tonight as we’ll transition from the press conference up to have our professors here. Players get to invite them to dinner and sit with them and just fellowship. It’s great to see them around.
“I have a lot of volunteers from our children’s hospital that we invited out today to come to practice, get a facility tour and just be a part of our program. They help us as we lock arms and give back to our community and give back to our great state. To see them out here was really inspirational.”
We are surrounded by so many great people here who love their Hogs! We love taking time out to show our facilities staff some appreciation for all their hard work to make The Hill the best it can be! #WPS pic.twitter.com/yqOZgpM2ns— Chad Morris (@coachchadmorris) April 3, 2019
For Morris this was something that has happened previously with him.
“Yeah, it’s something we’ve been doing for quite some time,” Morris said. “It’s an opportunity for our players to invited their professor, which ever professor they choose. We’ve been working on this now for several months. They have to personally invite them, and invite them to practice if they want to come. And if not come eat dinner with them. And [sit] with them, and they’ll introduce them to us.
“It’s more or less – we’re all in this together. We’re all the University of Arkansas. We’re all Razorbacks. And we want our professors to come out and see the life of our student athletes and the life of our football players and be able to watch a practice and be able to engage and take pictures. It is something we’ve been doing for quite some time. We did it last year. Just something for our players to give back and just set and for them to see our players in a different light, rather than just in a classroom setting.”
Arkansas will return to the practice fields on Thursday. The spring game will be on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Morris talked about his assistants and if any will be in the press box on Saturday.
“We’ll be on the field,” Morris said. “It’ll be much like a controlled scrimmage like we’ve had last Saturday and the Saturday prior to. It’ll be a game setting, but it will be a lot of controlled, and there will be very little special teams. But we’ll spot the ball in different areas on the field and get some situational stuff in, but they’ll be on the field.”