Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher announced that quarterback Zach Calzada will make the start this weekend against No. 16 Arkansas.

In an appearance on ESPNU Radio, Fisher recently discussed prepping the young quarterback and how the quarterback competition may have helped his maturity at the position.

“It’s a different deal knowing I’m battling for that job each and every day,” Fisher said. “That’s as much pressure you can put on a guy before he’s game-ready.”

“Haynes won the job but Zach was right there with him.” “That day-to-day prep has helped him.”

Aggies starting quarterback Haynes King was hurt in the A&M’s Week 2 victory over Colorado and Calzada stepped in and replaced him and won the game.

Calzada and King battled all summer for the starting quarterback position with King winning, but Fisher seemed to be comfortable with either guy starting, which may be why Calzada looked comfortable taking over the starting role.