HOGS focus on No. 2 QB.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Bret Bielema said decision time is coming soon, perhaps within the next week, on whether redshirt sophomore Ty Storey or redshirt freshman Cole Kelley will be the top backup to starting quarterback Austin Allen.
Based on Bielema’s recommendation, Storey was given a full day with the second-team offense in practice on Tuesday, then Kelley got the same chance on Wednesday. The same scenario might play out again this week.
“We’ll have a big personnel meeting tomorrow [Sunday] at 1:30,” Bielema said after Saturday’s 2-hour, 45-minute scrimmage at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Storey and Kelley took turns with the second-team offense, then both got work with the starters during the second half of the workout with Allen held out.
Bielema said the coaches would study the scrimmage film on Saturday night and this morning.
“I’ll ask them to prioritize and then we’ll go into a big meeting and talk about it,” Bielema said. “I’m not so concerned over next week yet, through Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. But to go two weeks out from the game, I think we should have an idea of who that guy is in the pecking order.”
Bielema was asked which quarterback had the better full day earlier in the week.
“I’d say if you were just sitting there … and knew football a little bit, you would say that Ty probably performed a little bit better on Tuesday than Cole did on Wednesday, but that might be flipping today, the way Cole was able to make some plays.
“The good news is they’re both good players, they’re both competing and no one is succumbing to the other any time soon.”