Tuesday, April 2, 2013
One QB has an 'edge' to start for Arkansas
By Brent Sobleski
Arkansas' spring is an opportunity for two things to occur. First, the team must become accustomed to the new coaching staff. Second, the coaching staff is searching for a new starting quarterback.
Brandon Allen and Brandon Mitchell are competing to replace Tyler Wilson. One of the two signal callers is starting to pull ahead in the competition.
“I would think going into today Brandon Allen might’ve had a little bit of an edge,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema told Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News Bureau. “But I really like the way Brandon … Brandon Mitchell’s got great presence with the team. The kids are into it.”
It's very early in the process and a slight edge can easily be overcome. A year ago -- for example -- Johnny Manziel wasn't projected to be Texas A&M's starting quarterback. But all things being considered equal, Allen likely has the edge simply because he is an underclassmen with three years of eligibility remaining while Mitchell is a senior.