Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters during Tuesday’s press conference that Kyler Murray will start at quarterback against Western Carolina — provided he’s healthy, that is.
“If Kyler is ready to go physically, he’ll be the starter,” Sumlin said, according to TexAgs.
Murray left during the the third quarter of the Auburn game this past Saturday after sustaining an apparent injury. While Sumlin didn’t go into details of the injury, Aggies offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said the injury could have been prevented if the true freshman slid differently on the play that led to his early exit.
“Kyler Murray simply didn’t get down quick enough when he took the hit to the helmet,” Spavital told reporters during Tuesday’s press conference, according to 1150 The Zone.
Sumlin said that the if Murray is not ready to go Saturday, quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Jake Hubenak will be competing for the starting job.
Allen started the first seven games of the season before back-to-back losses to Alabama and Ole Miss. Murray has started the past two, shining in his debut against South Carolina but struggling before the injury in the loss to Auburn. It was Hubenak, not Allen, who replaced Murray against the Tigers.