Arkansas loses offensive tackle to transfer portal

Andrew Chamblee was a part-time starter for the Arkansas offensive line in 2023.

He won’t be in 2024.

Chamblee entered the transfer portal Friday about a month after coach Sam Pittman said he left the team. Initially Pittman indicated that Chamblee was looking to just be a regular student, but the offensive lineman refuted that. His entry into the transfer portal suggests his football career is not yet finished.

Chamblee started eight games for the Razorbacks last year and played in all 12. Things didn’t go well as Arkansas allowed 47 sacks, 128th in FBS, and ran for just 139 yards a game, 87th in FBS. Pittman added tackle Fernando Camona from San Jose State out of the transfer portal into the offseason and Carmona has immediately become Arkansas’ starter at left tackle.

In fact, the entire Arkansas offensive line looks different. Patrick Kutas has shifted to guard next to Carmona. Tennessee transfer Addison Nichols is holding down the center spot. Keyshawn Blackstock, a transfer from Michigan State, is at right tackle. Only Josh Braun at right guard remains from last year at the same spot.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire