Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has one word to describe the way his quarterback, Trevor Knight, has played this season: “Winning.”
Knight’s passing numbers for the Aggies won’t astound anyone. He has completed less than 53 percent of his passes this season for 276.6 yards per game with five touchdowns and two interceptions. However, the Aggies are 3-0 and their offense has been very successful with Knight at the helm. Sumlin said that success is because of Knight’s work to constantly improve.
“He hasn’t been perfect,” Sumlin said on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday. “But I think he’s gotten better every week, and that’s what we’ve asked him to do. He’s come into a situation with a lot of expectations, but obviously he’s handled things pretty well.”
Sumlin also pointed to Knight’s experience as a fifth-year senior and former starter at another school as part of the reason he’s been able to direct the offense without much trouble.
There has been a transition period for Knight as a transfer, Sumlin said, but the quarterback and his coaches are handling it well.
“It’s been a learning experience for the coaching staff with him. We’ve gotten to learn more about him and he’s gotten to learn more about us. I think it’s been a working process every week and I think he’s improved every week.”