Happy hump day, everyone! Texas A&M players and coaches spoke with the media on Tuesday to discuss how the team regrouped following their loss to Ole Miss and what they are focusing on in preparation for Saturday’s game against South Carolina.
Here are four things to know:
- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters Tuesday that he opened up a quarterback competition on Monday morning and will announce the starting quarterback on Friday.
- Sumlin and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital addressed last week’s reported sideline incident between Spavital and Kyler Murray during the press conference; both coaches said they were ready to move on.
- South Carolina coach Shawn Elliott told reporters during the Gamecocks’ weekly press conference that he doesn’t really know how they’ll be able to stop a player like Aggies defensive end Myles Garrett.
- After losing their last two games and falling out of the AP-Top 25, all eight college football experts projected the Aggies to play outside of the New Year’s Six Bowl games entering Week 9.
Other Texas A&M news from around the Internet
- Carolina Panthers have signed former Aggies wide receiver and linebacker Nate Askew to their practice squad at the tight end position, according to a report from 247Sports’ Stephen Igoe. Askew played four seasons with Texas A&M from 2010-2013.
- The Cleveland Browns could not suspend former Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel after his driving incident on Oct. 12, according to a report from ESPN’s Pat McManamon. Browns general manager Ray Farmer told McManamon that the team chose not to deactivate Manziel based on the information they had regarding the incident.
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