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 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Arkansas will ask the NCAA to allow transfer quarterback Ryan Mallett to play immediately for the Razorbacks without sitting out a year.
Mallett transferred from Michigan after Rich Rodriguez replaced retiring coach Lloyd Carr.
``After visiting with Ryan and his parents, we feel that it is appropriate to file a waiver in this case based on extenuating circumstances,'' Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a release. ``While the outcome of the waiver request is uncertain, we feel strongly that as an institution we should offer our full support to Ryan and his family in this process.''
The 6-foot-7 Mallett, who played in 11 games for the Wolverines last year, has three years of eligibility remaining. Mallett appears well suited to a pro-style offense, but Rodriguez's offense works well with a more mobile quarterback.
Mallett was 61-of-141 for 892 yards with seven touchdown passes and five interceptions last season while filling in for Chad Henne when the senior was injured.
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