Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema said the spring would be an open competition for the four quarterbacks in a battle to replace Brandon Allen. As of Thursday after practice, the job is filled.
Bielema announced to the team following practice Thursday that fourth-year junior Austin Allen is the starting quarterback. Austin Allen is a junior from Fayetteville. He's been the backup to his older brother the last two seasons.
“The fifth Arkansas edge is we EARN EVERYTHING,” Bielema said. “That is why today I announced to the team that Austin Allen is our starting quarterback.”