Jimbo Fisher evaluates Haynes King's debut: 'He overcame things'
Texas A&M starting quarterback Haynes King had an up and down performance in his debut on Saturday against Kent State in a 41-10 win.
He threw 3 interceptions, but was ultimately 21-for-33 passing for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns.
“He overcame things,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “That’s how you measure things … I do. When things ain’t all perfect, your first time out there you can create a lot of doubt on yourself. He didn’t.”
As a whole, Fisher described the team’s performance as “sloppy,” but that the Aggies did enough to win the game.
Fisher admitted that King showed a maturity about the interceptions, and didn’t let them have a lingering effect in the way he played.
“I thought he handled the adversity extremely well,” Fisher said. “His demeanor didn’t change. He’s still throwing that ball between them hashes. A lot of times young guys, when they throw picks they don’t want to go back in the middle of the field. They don’t want to go back in that maze. It doesn’t bother him. He’s a competitor.”