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Bielema, according to the Boston Herald, said the only way Allen would play is if doctors told him there's no risk in him taking the field.
"Unless the doctors can guarantee me 100 percent that there's no risk whatsoever, and (Allen) could look me in the eye and tell me, 'I can guarantee you I can go, coach,' and doesn't blink, that's the only way we'd let him go," Bielema said.
Teammates Williams and receiver Javontee Herndon gave Derby their vote of confidence, via the Boston Herald:
"He's a naturally calm guy," Williams said. "He walked in there, he was pretty calm, but you could see as the game went on and throughout the game, he got even more calm and more comfortable out there on the football field."
"I think we're very confident in him," Herndon said. "He can throw the football. He has control of the offense, and if we need him to be the guy, I think he'll do a great job for us."
Danny West of HawgSports.com said that, despite Allen probably being out, Arkansas has the overall advantage on the road:
Even without its starting quarterback, Arkansas should be the more talented team in most areas, including both lines. The Razorbacks get several former starters and key contributors back this weekend. The Hogs need to establish the run game and get their QB some confidence early in this must-win game.
Bielema also told HawgSports that the team is getting healthy:
Other than the QB position, we're healthier than we've ever been all year. Keon Hatcher is back with us 100 percent and will be heavily involved in our game plan and special teams. Austin Tate, same thing, Austin will be in all kinds of personnel groups, which really helps us. We've probably been tapping into Mitchell Loewen and Hunter Henry too much. I think that really improves our tight end position, especially in a four-quarter game. So, I'm excited for (Tate) to get back in there...And then on defense, Otha Peters is back at 100 percent, as well as Trey Flowers. He (Flowers) got limited reps last week but obviously played very well in the game. Rohan Gaines is back, as well, so a lot of our defensive personnel is intact. Jared Collins practiced a little bit yesterday and practiced all of today, so it was good to see him back out there yesterday after his injury last Saturday.