Four Hogs leaving football program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ( – The following statement is from University of Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema:

"After concluding post-spring meetings with every member of our team, Austin Flynn, Defonta Lowe, Keante Minor and Brandon Mitchell have been granted their release from the University of Arkansas football program. Through meetings with these student-athletes, a determination was made that it would be mutually beneficial for them to pursue their goals elsewhere. Brandon is on track to earn his degree this summer and utilize the NCAA graduate transfer exception to play immediately this fall. We fully support them and wish them all the best moving forward."

For more information regarding Razorback football or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit and follow the Razorbacks on Twitter (@RazorbackFB).