Brandon Allen has had nearly a year to think about the last time he saw significant playing time at Arkansas.
The sophomore quarterback will have the opportunity to put that memory to rest - once and for all - when he leads the Razorbacks in their season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Allen won the starting position during the spring, impressing new coach Bret Bielema with his poise and ability to learn the playbook brought in by new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. The signal-caller has reaffirmed his position as the heir apparent to Tyler Wilson throughout the preseason - a position he struggled in while replacing an injured Wilson last year.
The last time Allen played more than a handful of snaps was during a 52-0 loss to Alabama last season, a game Arkansas played with Wilson out due to a concussion. Allen finished 10-of-18 passing for 60 yards in the game, which came one week after he played during the second half of a stunning loss to Louisiana-Monroe.