Backup QBs get worked up
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.”