FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Despite an injury-plagued and disappointing season a year ago in his first as the starter, quarterback Brandon Allen has been at the forefront of a surge in optimism surrounding the passing game at Arkansas this spring.
Whether the newfound comfort level will translate to an improvement in the Southeastern Conference's worst aerial attack from a year ago won't be known until the fall.
Until then, the pressure is squarely on Allen's shoulders to show how far Arkansas has come since bottoming out in coach Bret Bielema's first season — a 3-9 debacle in which the Razorbacks went winless in the SEC for the first time since joining the league in 1992.
Arkansas was last in the SEC in passing last season, with 148.5 yards per game.