Yurachek says Hogs would be close to full strength if opener was this week

Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek told The Morning Rush on Friday morning if the first game was this week they would be close to full strength but still able to play.

“If our game was tomorrow, to be very candid, yes, we would have student-athletes that are part of our football program that would not be able to participate tomorrow,” he said Friday morning with Tye Richardson, Tommy Craft and Clay Henry on ESPN Arkansas. “But we would be about as close to full strength as we could be.

“We could have played the game on Sept. 5, we could have played the 12th, we could play tomorrow and we anticipate — if Georgia shows up — we will play a game on Sept. 26.”

Right now, the Razorbacks are testing three times a week with different delays for players that either test positive or close contact with those that do have a positive test.

“The isolation (close contact) period is a 10-day period, the quarantine is a 14-day period,” Yurachek said. “Obviously we have another test today. If they test positive or have close contact they are not going to be available this next Saturday.

“But if you tested positive or close contact last week, you’re going to roll off sometime this weekend or early next week and be available for the game.”