The third-ranked Tigers are three-touchdown favorites for Saturday’s game against Texas A&M, but have been on a high-wire lately with two straight dramatic finishes.
Things will be a lot more difficult for the freshman QB this week when the Aggies travel to No. 3 Auburn.
Texas A&M beat Louisiana-Monroe by less than a touchdown on Saturday.
Texas A&M has suspended quarterback Kenny Hill for two games for violating team rules.
Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said Tuesday that Hill and freshman Kyle Allen have been taking snaps with the first team this week and a starter for Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe will be decided later this week.
Whoever gets the job will be left with big shoes to fill, but Sumlin isn’t expecting that player to be Johnny Football and has talked to his veterans about helping the starter adjust.
Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel will leave the school to try and use his final year of eligibility elsewhere.
The Aggies signed Kyle Allen, who is rated the top quarterback prospect in the nation, to compete for the job left open when 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel declared for the NFL draft last month.
The 6-foot-3 quarterback from Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Allen was rated as the nation’s top pro-style quarterback in the 2014 class by Rivals and Scout.