Aggies reopen quarterback competition

BY foxsports • November 18, 2015

Following the Western Carolina game, where both sophomore Kyle Allen and freshman Kyler Murray saw the field, Texas A&M has decided to once again reopen the starting quarterback competition. 

The move is likely a response to the fact Murray, who started the last game against Western Carolina, threw two interceptions against what should have been an overmatched opponent. The week prior against Auburn, Murray threw three interceptions without throwing a touchdown. 

“Some have had good moments and some have had some not so good moments,” A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said Tuesday. “We’re looking for consistency out of the position, and that’s what this week of practice will be about. We’ll name a starter as we get closer to game time.”

“It’s something that we’ve put an emphasis on, our turnover margin,” Sumlin said. “We’re minus-3 for the year. … There’s no secret, with the exception of Saturday, the games that we’ve won we’ve been in the plus category in turnover ratio. The games that we’ve lost, we’ve been on the bottom end of that. That has a lot to do with people who touch the ball.”

Kyle Allen came into the season as the unquestioned starter, however after throwing three pick-6's against Alabama, the Aggies first began to tinker with their quarterback rotation. 

Speculation around College Station was that Allen was hurt after the Ole Miss game and it not appear in the next two games. After three weeks of inactivity, Allen came in against Western Carolina and completed all eight of his pass attempts. 


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