Nick Starkel shares interesting response after being named starting QB
Nick Starkel came in at halftime of Saturday’s game against Ole Miss, and put up some solid numbers for Arkansas. They didn’t translate to a victory, but that performance did enough to earn him the starting nod this week against Colorado State.
Using a meme from a scene taken from the movie “The Longest Yard,” Starkel tweeted his mood on Monday upon getting the news from coach Chad Morris. “Yeah, it’s Brucie’s time to shine, baby.”
— Nicholas Starkel (@NickStarkel) September 9, 2019
Starkel replaced Ben Hicks in the second half, and went 17-for-24 passing for 201 yards and a touchdown. The TD was a 6-yarder to Koilan Jackson late in the game.
“I think it’s his turn, and we’ll see what he does this week,” Morris said. “I thought the ball came out of his hands quick, which helped the pass protection. The one thing I did see was the ball came out of his hand quick and you saw Ole Miss back off a little bit and give us some underneath stuff.”