Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin: It’s not fair to compare QB Kyler Murray to Johnny Manziel
Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray’s impressive starting debut created a lot of buzz. The true freshman helped lead the Aggies to a 35-28 victory over South Carolina in Week 9.
Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters during Tuesday’s press conference not to get too carried away by Murray’s first start, especially with the comparisons to former Aggies and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
“[I] don’t think it is fair to compare Manziel and Murray,” Sumlin said, according to The Dallas Morning News’ Kate Hairopoulos. “We’ve got to get 10 other guys involved, not [fair to] put it all on Murray’s shoulders.”
Sumlin added that his message for Murray isn’t to mold him into Manziel, in terms of carving his career path similar to the former Heisman Trophy winner’s.
“The idea is to be successful and consistent at the position,” Sumlin said, according to 1150 AM The Zone. “We don’t talk to Kyler in terms of anything about Johnny.”
Sumlin told reporters that Murray will start against Auburn on Saturday for the second consecutive game. He added that Kyle Allen and Jake Hubenak will be competing for the backup quarterback position during practice.
“Allen and Hubenak will share reps this week and decide who is next in line,” Sumlin said, according to Colin Deaver of KAGS-TV.