Jimbo Fisher discusses how he's prepared Zach Calzada for SEC opener vs. Arkansas
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.
Zach Calzada will make his 2nd career start for @AggieFootball on Saturday in a top 25 matchup.
Jimbo Fisher discussed preparing Calzada and the offense, but also told @JacobHester18 & @EJManuel3 how the offseason QB battle has prepared Matt for handling pressure. #GigEm http pic.twitter.com/iNS0Douf1q
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) September 23, 2021
“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.