With Arkansas set to open up SEC play this coming weekend, Chad Morris has made a change under center for the Razorbacks. Again.
The first-year head coach confirmed Monday that Ty Storey will start at quarterback this Saturday against No. 9 Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Storey will replace Cole Kelley, who started the Week 1 win over FCS Eastern Illinois as well as the Week 3 loss to North Texas.
Storey had also replaced Kelley as the starter for the Week 2 loss to Colorado State.
“Regardless of the practice, regardless of the way things go,” Morris said of the decision to move back to Storey, “I wanted him to know straight up from [Sunday] that, ‘Look, we’re going to go with you, and let’s respond. Now instead of putting you in to where you’re in a tough situation with the momentum not in our favor, how would you respond?’”
This season, Storey has completed 17 of his 30 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. In his other start, the first of his career, Storey went just five-of-13 for 36 yards and both of his picks before being yanked in favor of Kelley.
Through three games, the Razorbacks are 100th nationally in team pass efficiency (119.46). Only one of the 129 teams at the FBS level (New Mexico State, nine) have thrown more interceptions than Arkansas’ eight.