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Cole Kelley To Transfer From Arkansas

Roster turnover continues.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The roster turnover is continuing for the Hogs, this time Cole Kelley announced that he is leaving Arkansas’ program. He joins running back Maleek Williams as scholarship players to head elsewhere after the rough 2018 season.

Kelley started the year as the starting quarterback, but split time with Ty Storey in the first two games of the year. His four interception performance against North Texas kept him out of the starting role for the remainder of the year, only playing in short yardage situations and running the ball.

He completed just over 50 percent of his 67 passes this season for 455 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 73 yards on 28 carries and got three touchdowns.

The move wasn’t a big surprise, with a lot of the speculation that Ty Storey and Connor Noland are the main options for the Hogs currently on the roster. Reports initially came out that Kelley Bryant had narrowed down his options between Missouri and Auburn, but Bryant has since shut that report down. There is also dual threat KJ Jefferson coming into the program as well. The starting quarterback for the Hogs in 2019 will have to come from that list now.