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Beliema not ruling Brandon Allen in or out

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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

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.

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4 Responses to “Beliema not ruling Brandon Allen in or out”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Sep 24, 2013 10:48 AM

    Arkansas fans had a good showing at Rutgers on Saturday – hope they had a good time despite the outcome. Hope they knock one or two of these upcoming ranked teams off!

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 24, 2013 12:55 PM

    They are going to need their offense clicking on all cylinders to beat the Aggies.

    The Aggie D has shown some porosity but the offense has demoralized far better defenses than Arkansas’ this year.

    Not saying its not possible, just saying the Hogs offense better bring their big boy pants.

  3. aglawman says: Sep 24, 2013 7:10 PM

    With all due respect, Arkansas can play Tom Brady and it won’t matter. Johnny Football will hang “half a hundred” on the Piggies before the piglets get settled into their seats.

  4. aspenhawg says: Sep 26, 2013 3:05 PM

    Love all the cocky Ag fans who seem to forget they have lost 3 of last 4 to hogs….and also forget hogs all time win % against faggies is almost as good as the horns?

    We also don’t put up any phantom NC banners on our stadium.

    BTW….even johnny football hates A&M, and you dorks still worship him.

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