Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin met with reporters Tuesday and addressed the reported incident on the sideline between quarterback Kyler Murray and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital during Texas A&M’s 41-23 loss to Alabama in Week 7.
“I’m not getting into the specifics on what happened on the sideline,” Sumlin told reporters. “But I will say that Kyler has done the things necessary that we’ve asked him to do, based on what happened on the sideline. Hopefully that’s been a learning experience for him.”
Sumlin added that how Murray’s handled himself since the incident is why the true freshman is in the mix for the starting quarterback role, reported Courtney Roland of Rivals.com.
Spavital also briefly addressed the incident and said his relationship with all the quarterbacks is very close, reported Roland.
“We are all great competitors,” Spavital said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I wouldn’t read too much into it.”
Murray was thrust into a competition with Kyle Allen and Jake Hubenak for the starting quarterback’s role on Monday morning. Sumlin said he’d announce the winner before Friday’s practice.