HOGS fo­cus on No. 2 QB.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS - By Tom Mur­phy and Bob Holt

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.”



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