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LSU’s Devin White hopes Arkansas starts Cole Kelley at QB

Arkansas QB Cole Kelley
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LSU doesn’t know which quarterback Arkansas plans to use this weekend – but that doesn’t mean Tigers linebacker Devin White doesn’t have a preference.

White said he hopes the Razorbacks start redshirt freshman Cole Kelley at quarterback instead of Austin Allen because of Kelley’s size, as reported by The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La.

At 6 feet 7 and 268 pounds, Kelley is viewed by White as an easier target. “I figure he’ll be the easier one to take down since he’s so big,” White said.

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White played against Allen last season, making four tackles in the Tigers’ 38-10 victory.

Earlier this week, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema listed both Kelley and Allen as possible starters on his weekly depth chart, and he has given no indication about his plans to designate the first-team quarterback for Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Both have health issues: Allen has not started since October 7 because of a shoulder injury suffered against South Carolina, while Kelley is below 100 percent with a foot injury.

As LSU fans know, White has gobbled up opponents of any size this season. He leads the SEC with 89 tackles; he also has eight tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery.

Arkansas quarterback – whether it’s Allen or Kelley – beware.

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