HOOVER, Ala. — Two Southeastern Conference Western Division programs hope transfer quarterbacks can give them a boost in the standings.
Mississippi State brought in Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens to compete for the starting job with Keytaon Thompson. Arkansas added two graduate transfers — SMU's Ben Hicks and Texas A&M's Nick Starkel — who will battle to lead the program's offense.
Both schools expect the competition to be settled during preseason camp.
"The sooner, the better because I want our team to rally around that guy," Arkansas coach Chad Morris said on Wednesday at SEC media days.