Jimbo Fisher shares what he expects out of Zach Calzada's first start
Jimbo Fisher is getting ready to send his second starting quarterback out this season when Zach Calzada takes the field for Texas A&M this week against New Mexico in place of the injured Haynes King.
Calzada came on in relief of King last week against Colorado, and was 18-for-38 passing for 183 yards and a touchdown. He also had 7 carries for 28 yards.
“We’re all thinking about the SEC games. … All games are the same to us,” Fisher said Wednesday on the SEC coaches media teleconference “… Hopefully he’ll have a really good outing. Hopefully we’ll play well around him to let him do his thing.”
In describing his talent, Fisher said of Calzada, “He can reach all parts of the field with his arm. … At the same time, he’s a really good athlete, he had a couple of good runs. … He has all those traits. Very competitive.”
Calzada has also had a great start to the week of practice so far.
“I thought he had a really good day yesterday — accurate with the ball, good decision-making. … I was really pleased with his practice yesterday,” Fisher said.