Quarterback competitions across the country are heating up this week as teams move through fall camp, and that’s especially true for Texas A&M.
The Aggies are entertaining three options — senior Jake Hubenak, freshman Nick Starkel and freshman Kellen Mond — for their starting quarterback job, and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone commented briefly on the race on Saturday morning.
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“They all bring some really good stuff to the table, it’s just a matter of how we set that table,” Mazzone said. “With any quarterback, the number one thing we’re looking for is a guy who can make great decisions for you, a guy that’s accurate with the football and then show some of the leadership qualities you need in that position.”
Hubenak enters as a slight favorite after backing up Trevor Knight a season ago. He threw for 884 yards and six scores while completing 58 percent of his passes last season. Neither Mond nor Starkel have taken a snap at the collegiate level.
“It’s a great group of guys that I’m getting a chance to work with that this football team has here,” Mazzone added. “It’s going to be exciting.”
Texas A&M opens its season with UCLA on Sunday, Sept. 3.