Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters during Tuesday’s press conference that the Aggies have opened up competition for the starting quarterback’s position.
“We’ve made some changes offensively and how we’re gonna do some things and approach the game plan,” Sumlin told reporters.
Offense has been a major issue for Texas A&M over the last two weeks, particularly in the passing game. Quarterback Kyle Allen has thrown four interceptions and was pulled in the fourth quarter of the Aggies 22-3 loss to the Rebels in Week 8.
Sumlin said he and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital spoke with quarterbacks Allen, Kyler Murray, and Jake Hubenak Monday morning to inform them of the quarterback competition.
The Aggies coach said he will evaluate the quarterbacks all week during practices based on completion percentages and also how they perform off the field, like leadership and demeanor, reported Courtney Roland of Rivals.com.
Sumlin said he will announce Friday before practice who will take the snaps under center during Saturday’s matchup against South Carolina, according to TexAgs.com.
Spavital’s message to the incoming starting quarterback for Saturday was simple.
“You better be ready to play,” Spavital said.