Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond captured the country’s attention last Saturday night by nearly leading a comeback against No. 2 Clemson.
His coach noticed, too.
During his press conference Monday, Jimbo Fisher lauded the young signal-caller’s performance in the Aggies’ 28-26 loss against the Tigers. Mond completed 23 of 40 passes for 430 yards and three scores as Texas A&M came a 2-point conversion away from taking one of the nation’s top teams to overtime.
Fisher seemed most impressed with Mond’s poise and leadership. Working on national TV against arguably the nation’s best defensive front, the sophomore rallied his team for 13 fourth-quarter points and a near-upset.
Fisher: [Mond] is becoming much more vocal and is growing in that role. It's hard to become a vocal leader until you get your job down. And as a QB, it's ten-fold. You don't have to be [a vocal leader at QB] but he's growing in that part of it. He's being an example for [team].
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) September 10, 2018
Despite his rapid improvement, Mond is still prone to mistakes. Fisher said he handles that well, too.
Jimbo said Kellen Mond also responds really well to getting "his butt chewed out like everybody else." Sets a good example to the rest of the team.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) September 10, 2018
Mond and the Aggies can build on their momentum when they welcome Louisiana-Monroe to Kyle Field at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.