Kellen Mond was not supposed to be Texas A&M’s quarterback in 2017.
Back in August, the freshman QB was beat out by Nick Starkel, also in his first year on A&M’s active roster after sitting out a redshirt year in 2016. However, in the third quarter of the Aggies’ brutal season-opening loss to UCLA, Starkel went down with an ankle injury. At the time, that looked to be the end of his season.
However, Starkel’s recovery has been much quicker than anticipated — so much so that he was seen warming up before A&M’s game against Florida last weekend. And although the Aggies have won with Mond behind center, his ability as a passer has left something to be desired, which has some folks clamoring for Starkel to get his job yet.
According to MyStatesman.com’s Suzanne Halliburton, however, that outcome is not going to happen. When meeting with reporters on Tuesday, head coach Kevin Sumlin came out and said ‘things haven’t changed’ in regard to the Aggies quarterback situation.
So while Mond can often be frustrating to watch drop back, he is also a dynamic athlete who brings something to the game with his legs that Starkel simply cannot. With the Aggies continuing to win, you can see why Sumlin is hesitant to change things up.