Kellen Mond discusses possibility of returning to Texas A&M next season
As Texas A&M prepares for an Orange Bowl matchup against North Carolina, senior quarterback Kellen Mond is contemplating a return to College Station for the 2021 season.
Mond spoke to the media on Monday, and made it clear the possibility of him coming back is still alive, although no decision has been made.
“I’ve thought about it and it’s kind of been something that’s talked around the locker room a little bit,” Mond said on Monday. “But I think just where everybody’s focus is, we just want to win this game. We want to win off the finish season strong, and then kind of move on from there and decide what everybody else is going to do.”
Mond has had an impressive season in Aggieland, completing over 63% of his passes for 2,050 yards, 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions in an 8-1 campaign. The dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 258 yards and three touchdowns this season.
With 2020 offering a free year of eligibility for all college football players, it could be an opportunity for Mond to help Texas A&M tend to some unfinished business. The Aggies certainly felt they were deserving of a College Football Playoff berth, falling just one spot shy at No. 5.
Regardless of what those conversations are like in the locker room between Mond and his teammates, we will not have a definitive answer until the conclusion of the Orange Bowl on January 2.