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Arkansas QB Brandon Allen
Sophomore Brandon Allen exited spring practice as the starter for Arkansas according to CollegeFootballTalk.com, which caused Arkansas announced senior quarterback Brandon Mitchell to transfer.
After a solid spring, Allen held a slight edge over Mitchell, a dual-threat-quarterback-turned-wide-receiver who returned to quarterback. Damon Mitchell and Austin Allen will join the battle this summer.
“Brandon Allen, from the first week to the game on Saturday, made progress all the way along,” Bielema said after Arkansas' spring game, according to CFT. “The last two weeks have been exceptional."
Allen saw limited snaps last season in relief of Tyler Wilson. The majority came after Wilson was knocked out of the Louisiana-Monroe game, when he went 6-of-20 for 85 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He started the next week versus Alabama, completing 10-of-18 yards for 60 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Is it fair to judge Allen based on those two games? No. Of course not. But right now, it's the only game action we have.
With Arkansas' returning corps of wide receivers, Allen has the weapons to soar up these rankings once the season starts. But for now, though, he's relegated to the cellar.