Backup QBs get worked up

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL -

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Ra­zor­backs changed up their play dis­tri­bu­tion be­tween sec­ond-string quar­ter­backs Tues­day, giv­ing red­shirt sopho­more Ty Storey all the work in team drills. Red­shirt fresh­man Cole Kel­ley will get the ex­tended work to­day with the sec­ond unit be­hind starter Austin Allen.

Coach Bret Bielema brought Kel­ley and Storey into his of­fice Tues­day morn­ing to ex­plain the prac­tice plan.

“It felt good,” Storey said. “We started kind of slow as a unit, but we picked it up to­wards the end and in the red zone we lit the fire, it felt like, so it was a good day.”

Said Kel­ley: “Ty did re­ally well to­day. I think he got in a pretty good rhythm. We started kind of rough com­ing out, but he didn’t. He did well.”

Storey said the in­creased reps were help­ful.

“When you have to go in for two plays and come out, you don’t re­ally get that rhythm with the guys,” he said. “But when you’re out there all day, es­pe­cially in move-the-ball sit­u­a­tions, it feels re­ally good.

“Be­ing in the hud­dle ev­ery sin­gle rep and look­ing the guys in the eyes and let­ting them know you’re the guy to­day is pretty cool.”

Kel­ley is ea­ger for his work­load to­day.

“Go­ing in four reps then sit­ting out 16 and then go­ing four, it’s kind of hard,” Kel­ley said. “To­day Ty got all the two reps and tomorrow I will, and we’ll see how it goes.”

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