Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin reacts to Kyler Murray transfer rumors
Reports surfaced Wednesday afternoon that freshman quarterback Kyler Murray intends to transfer from Texas A&M — rumors that come about a week after former starter Kyle Allen decided to transfer from the program.
A few hours later, coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters what he knew.
Sumlin said that he had met with Murray and his family before Wednesday’s practice to discuss a variety of topics, but did not specifically mention anything about a transfer.
Murray did not participate in the Aggies’ Wednesday practice, but Sumlin told him to take the day off following their discussion. Sumlin said that he expects Murray to be back at practice on Thursday, and to be the Aggies’ starting quarterback for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 against Louisville.
“Is he considering (transferring)? We had discussions about all kinds of things,” Sumlin said. “Today, he’s going through some personal things and I told him just stay home today and we’ll talk tomorrow.”
Murray was named starter in advance of the Aggies’ contest against South Carolina on Halloween.
The former 5-star recruit appeared in eight games for Texas A&M in 2015, throwing for 686 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Murray also collected 335 rushing yards and a touchdown this season.