Cole Kelley is Arkansas’ backup quarterback, for now

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas redshirt freshman Cole Kelley is currently the Razorbacks’ backup quarterback, coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday.

Bielema said he met with both players Tuesday and discussed the competition to play behind Austin Allen. Though Kelley is in front right now, he hasn’t completely won the battle. The two will appear on the depth chart Friday — the first of the 2017 season — as co-backups.

“The best thing they’ve got going is competition amongst themselves,” Bielema said. “Cole may be the guy this week, Ty could be the could next week. And to be quite honest, depending on game situation might determine who goes in the game.”

Whoever claims the spot permanently, assuming that happens, would perceivably have the inside track to replacing Allen as the starter in 2018.

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