Arkansas Still Deciding On Allen’s Backup

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Arkansas wasted little time naming Austin Allen as the starting quarterback before the Red-White game in the spring, but when it comes to finding the back-up for Allen that decision has been harder to make.

"We just got to continue to develop them," said offensive coordinator Dan Enos. "And hopefully when I get interviewed here in a week or so we will be able to say he's one, he's two, he's three and we are moving forward and feeling good because some of these guys have got to start separating themselves from each other."

The young starting Q-B has an even more inexperienced up crew behind him battling for the number-2 spot. Sophomore Rafe Peavey looks to be a likely fit in that role but there is still plenty to be determined.

"To say he has come along way since the fall I think would be an understatement," said Bielema on Peavey. "I really like what he's doing. His attention to detail is high I know he wants to be successful."

Peavey suffered from a back injury during summer workouts, but after surgery, he was cleared for the fall and has been practicing with the second team the few days of fall camp. And if he is the back-up this season, he feels more than ready.

"I'm second team right now but I'm working every single day like I'm the starting quarterback," said Peavey on possibly playing this fall.  "Just in case I do get the opportunity I'll be ready and I won't look back. I'm going to keep my nose down and work every single day as hard as I can."

Redshirt freshmen Ty Storey and Ricky Town, and true freshman Cole Kelley are also in contention for the backup spot.