COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Coming into this season, the talent in Texas A&M’s quarterback room was the source of envy.
With consecutive top-ranked recruits in the fold, including one who already had five starts under his belt, an SEC road win and seemingly loads of potential, all seemed to be well.
Seven games later, the Aggies have a mess on their hands and are going back to the drawing board.
Coach Kevin Sumlin said Tuesday that the starting quarterback job was reopened at 9:30 a.m. Monday when he met with Kyle Allen, Kyler Murray and Jake Hubenak. Allen, who has started all seven games this season, is now in a three-way battle after two poor performances in consecutive losses to Alabama and Ole Miss.
If this sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The Aggies endured a similar situation eight games into last season when former Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill, who started the first eight games, was benched for Allen.
This time, the problems are more complex.