FAYETTEVILLE – Freshman linebacker Randy Ramsey has been removed from football duties for the rest of the spring, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Saturday.

FAYETTEVILLE – Freshman linebacker Randy Ramsey has been removed from football duties for the rest of the spring, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Saturday.


The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native played in seven games last season for the Razorbacks in his first year on the team and had eight tackles. He was expected to compete for one of the two open starting linebacker jobs in the spring, but never seemed to get on the coaching staff’s good graces.


The final straw came earlier in the week.


"I removed Randy Ramsey, as well, and let him focus on academics," Bielema said. "If he does that, then we will see where that goes, but as of right now he is not with us, either."


Ramsey and previously-suspended wide receiver Kendrick Edwards will be allowed to return to the team in the capacity of taking summer courses in the next few weeks. They can return to the team full-time in the fall, Bielema said, if they keep moving forward.


"He has got to have some urgency in the classroom immediately," Bielema said of Ramsey. "No off-the-field (stuff), just got to get him going in the classroom because we invest a lot in them and we hope to have our biggest returns when they are sophomores, juniors and seniors and getting better."


Allen and Allen


Bielema laid to rest any speculation a change in the depth chart at quarterback would be forthcoming. The third-year coach was asked if he have a No. 2 right now, who would it be. Bielema cut of the question before it was finished.


"Austin Allen," he said. "Just the longevity. Austin’s been in our program a little bit longer. More in-tune. But I think Rafe (Peavey) has continued to come along is right there nipping. If not 2A, 2B more than anything."


Austin Allen, the younger brother of starting quarterback Brandon Allen, has had the most impressive numbers in the team’s spring scrimmages. He’s complete 17 of 20 throws for 237 yards over the last two Saturdays.


Two More Gos


Saturday marked the end of the team’s penultimate week of practice. The Razorbacks have final practices scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, then the Red-White Spring Game will take place Saturday.


The format for the game will be "Ones versus the world," Bielema said. Arkansas’ first-string offense will play the defensive reserves and the starting defense will go against the offensive reserves.


Bielema wants to treat it as much like a real game as possible in every regard. Coaches who will coach from the booths upstairs will do so and the ones who plan to stay on-the-field will be there, as well. Communications and calls from the staff to the players on-field will be as realistic as they can.


"The scoring will be a little bit different," Bielema said. "If the Red team (starters) scores, it’s normal traditional American football. If the White team scores, it’s worth double points. So a touchdown’s worth 12, PATs worth two, field goals worth six and so on and so forth."


Admission to the game is free and it’s scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.