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Some Fans Of An SEC Team Already Want To See The 3rd String Quarterback

A general view of SEC program Arkansas football field.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

We all probably should have assumed that Arkansas would have a rebuilding year. Still, Hogs fans are naturally a bit disappointed with a Week 2 loss to Colorado State.

CSU had looked disappointing to start the year, with a home loss to Hawaii to start the year, and then a blowout loss at the hands of rival Colorado.

Still, they were able to upend Arkansas 34-27 last weekend to pick up their first win of the year. Arkansas beat Eastern Illinois to start the year, and now has another tough Group of Five draw, with explosive North Texas.

So far, Ty Storey and Cole Kelley have each started one game, only to be replaced by the other. Neither has grabbed hold of the job.

Storey has had a bit more work, completing 17-of-30 throws for 297 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, good for a strong 9.9 yards per attempt. Kelley's YPA number is a tad lower (9.24), but he's been more accurate, completing 71.4-percent of his throws, and is yet to throw a pick, while matching Storey's touchdown mark.

Still, some fans want to see the team's third quarterback, Connor Noland, get involved in the ongoing QB battle.

Saturday Down South writer Trent Shadid laid out the argument for getting Connor Noland some run.

Noland, a two-sport star at Arkansas, was a four-star recruit in 2018.

Arkansas’ chances at becoming bowl eligible took a major hit with a loss at Colorado State in Week 2. If the Hogs aren’t going to be playing this postseason, they might as well start preparing for the future. Noland is their most talented option in the hope to find a future star.

He also argues that if Noland is able to compete for the starting job early on, it may help keep him with the football program, rather than jumping fully into a potential baseball career.

Others agree that he should get a look:

For now, it looks like Storey and Kelley will remain the top options. If the season starts to get away from Arkansas though, it wouldn't be crazy for first-year coach Chad Morris to see what he has in the young QB.