There’s plenty of excitement in College Station these days as the Texas A&M Aggies prepare for their first season under new coach Jimbo Fisher.
However, there are still some big question marks facing the squad following spring practice, and perhaps the biggest is at the quarterback position.
Much like the 2017 offseason, the Aggies are trying to decide if Kellen Mond or Nick Starkel will be the starter. Last year, Starkel won the job, but was injured in the Week 1 collapse against UCLA. This year, Fisher said he’s not ready to make a decision just yet (via 247Sports):
“We’re not ready to name a starter at all,” he said. “Kellen [Mond] has done a great job, and Nick has too. I think we have two quarterbacks there, and [Connor] Blumrick made a nice throw and had a couple nice runs. But [Starkel] played well early, and he hit a little lull and made that critical mistake when he was backed up, but then I thought he rebounded from that.
“He came out in the second half and played well, had that big drive to take them down to tie it, and then comes right back again. I’m not disappointed in Nick’s performance at all, but there’s some things we’ve got to get cleaned up. I thought Kellen did a nice job. There’s no way that we can name a starter right yet. It’s too early. Both of them haven’t had enough work and we’re just really now getting into the offense, as far as the fine-tuning and the nuances of it that really makes it go.”
There’s no rush to name a starter, as the Aggies have all summer to make a final decision.
However, it’ll remain a big question in College Station until Fisher puts an end to the speculation and picks between the two talented throwers.