Arkansas OC assesses his QB

Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen suffered a lower leg injury when apparently stepped on by an Auburn player in the Razorbacks’ 35-17 loss last week.

The player’s cleat tore through the flesh of Allen’s leg. According to guys at the game, after the play, Allen got up and walked a few steps, then saw the severity of the wound and just laid down.

Allen eventually returned to play against Auburn.

Here’s what Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney had to say about Allen’s leg after practice earlier this week.

“It seemed fine. I didn’t do a lot with him. He did most of the team periods, but the individual I didn’t do a lot with him so I could just rest him on that, but for the most part I think he’s comfortable playing. He threw some good balls, so I think he’s OK.”

Allen’s replacement had two turnovers in a span of eight plays, one of them deep on the Arkansas end of the field that led to Auburn’s final touchdown.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one that severe from a cleat before,” Chaney went on to say. “I have seen a lot of tears and a lot of cuts but nothing to the extent that he got. He got a pretty nasty one on that thing.”

Here’s what Chaney had to say on the Ole Miss defense.

“Statistically they are in the middle of the pack in the SEC. They play very, very hard, and they play with a lot of confidence. They play a lot of zone coverage Their front flies around and makes plays. Their defensive line has very aggressive young men, and like most in the SEC that you see, their front seven is the key to their success. Their secondary is doing everything they need to do, and their zone coverage makes plays.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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