Arkansas gets ready for Auburn defense

Updated: October 8, 2003, 9:05 PM ET

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Arkansas Razorbacks prepared for their weekend contest by focusing on Auburn's defense during Wednesday's practice.

The team practiced for two hours in full pads.

"We're trying to cover everything they do, their different formations and their different defense fronts," coach Houston Nutt said.

Nutt said Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell is more comfortable at handing the ball off or throwing it deep. The Tigers' Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown also could challenge Arkansas' defense.

Senior split end George Wilson returned to practice after resting a sprained ankle. Nutt said his presence made a difference in the team's attitude.

"It's good to see him out there," Nutt said. "He has such a presence and is such a leader. It's good to have him in uniform."

Arkansas and Auburn kick off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Fayetteville.

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