5th different starting QB this season? Barry Lunney says Arkansas may go that route
Interim coach Barry Lunney admitted to it being a strange year at Arkansas in terms of playing so many quarterbacks. But if Jack Lindsey starts on Friday against Missouri, he would be the fifth different quarterback to make a start for the Razorbacks.
Injuries and inconsistency with multiple quarterbacks is why Arkansas isn’t quite sure who might get the start.
“We’re not playing games, we’re still evaluating those guys,” he said. “I think that’ll be a day-to-day, hour to hour thing right now. A short week creates a little more challenge in that.”
Arkansas played three QBs in the loss at LSU. K.J. Jefferson was 7-for-14 passing for 105 yards, Jack Lindsey was 3-for-4 passing for 51 yards and a TD, and Nick Starkel was 3-for-10 for 34 passing yards. Jefferson left the game after a hard hit, and he was expected to be evaluated for a concussion.
“Obviously, some of that has been a reflection of the status of our team,” Lunney said at a Monday press conference. “It’s kind of been a microcosm of that. We’ve been inconsistent. All those guys have shown flashes when they’ve gotten their opportunity. You could validate their opportunity to start with some of the things they’ve done with the opportunities they’ve been given.”
In terms of Lindsey, “He just knows what’s going on. He knows where to go with the ball. He knows the offense, in and out. He’s kind of got the it factor when it comes to those types of things. Kind of a football junkie, really high football IQ. It was good to see him go in and his first action, really ever in the game at quarterback. I thought he handled it very well. Extremely well. We were obviously very excited, I was happy for him. I know that was a cool moment for him.”