For the second consecutive game, Arkansas might be without its starting quarterback. Or it might have him. One of the two.
Head coach Bret Bielema on Monday said that Brandon Allen remains questionable for the Razorbacks’ SEC opener against Texas A&M this Saturday with an injured right (throwing) shoulder. The starter suffered the injury in the win over Southern Miss in Week 2 and did not play in the loss to Rutgers Saturday.
Bielema said that the coaching staff is prepared to wait until right up until game day before making a decision on Allen’s availability.
“If (Allen) at any point, even if it’s not until Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, says that he can go and the doctors give him 100 percent we’ll go that direction,” the coach said according to ArkansasNews.com.
A.J. Derby (pictured) replaced Allen in the starting lineup and would do the same if the sophomore is again a no-go. In nearly two full games worth of playing time the past couple of weeks, Derby has completed 18 of his 28 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. He has yet to throw an interception.