Brandon Mitchell was caught off guard by new coach Bret Bielema's suggestion that he might see action somewhere other than quarterback following the end of spring practice at Arkansas.
Mitchell won't have to worry about that possibility anymore: He is one of four Razorbacks who have been granted their release with the intention of transferring, Bielema said Monday.
The others leaving the school are defensive end Austin Flynn, safety Defonta Lowe and running back Keante Minor. Flynn and Lowe didn't go through spring practice, and Bielema had previously said they would transfer.
Mitchell's departure, however, leaves an Arkansas team already short on quarterback experience with even less heading into Bielema's first season after being hired away from Wisconsin in December.
The senior competed with sophomore Brandon Allen throughout the spring, hoping to replace former first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer Tyler Wilson as the starting quarterback. Mitchell struggled to ad...