When former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight announced he was transferring to Texas A&M, it was not the first time the quarterback pledged his services to A&M.
He had actually committed to the Aggies when Mike Sherman was the head coach. He eventually switched his commitment to Oklahoma, where he spent the last four years. He went from star quarterback to backup during that time.
In a piece Knight wrote for Campus Rush, the quarterback opened up about why he chose to come back to A&M, as well as his final year at Oklahoma.
“I know what happened in the off-season with the other quarterbacks transferring out, but I also know the media and outside talk can sometimes make situations sound a lot worse than they really are,” Knight wrote. “I believe in the culture at A&M. I believe in the people here, and the direction coach Sumlin is taking the program.”
The two quarterbacks Knight referred to were Kyle Allen, who transferred to Houston, and Kyler Murray, who transferred to Oklahoma.
Knight also wrote about how he dealt with being moved from the who toppled in Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl, to backing up Baker Mayfield.
“Was being the backup a confidence killer in a way? Yes, especially after you’ve been The Guy. It’s hard to swallow, but I had no bitterness. I can honestly say that last season was a joy,” Knight wrote.
Knight didn’t criticize offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley for making the decision to go with Mayfield.
“It turned out Baker was the best option for us, and obviously it was a good decision—look at our record,” Knight wrote. “We went to the College Football Playoff, and Baker was an All-America.”
In his four years at Oklahoma, Knight threw 25 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 24 games. Knight will be the starting quarterback for the Aggies in the the fall, and will speak at next week’s SEC Media Days.