Kyler Murray, who was the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Offensive Player of the Year last season, is the No. 2 quarterback at Texas A&M.
Aggies coach Keith Sumlin announced on Monday that sophomore Kyle Allen would start in A&M’s opener against Arizona State on Sept. 5. Murray, who is a freshman this season at A&M, led Allen, Texas, to three consecutive state titles. Kyle Allen started A&M’s final five games of last season as a true freshman.
Though Allen is the starter, Sumlin hinted earlier in the summer that a two-quarterback platoon was not out of the question.
“I really haven’t done it before,” Sumlin said. “We’ll see. We’ve never started out that way. That doesn’t mean that we won’t. We’ll see where we are in fall. Kyle is confident right now and should be. …Kyler is a guy who all he’s done is won. It’s like anything else. It’s not like Kyler didn’t know Kyle Allen was the MVP of the bowl game. That didn’t stop him. He’s coming to compete, and that’s what makes both of those guys who they are.”