Texas A&M will likely trot out two quarterbacks this week.
Kevin Sumlin, the embattled Texas A&M coach, said Tuesday that both Kellen Mond and Jake Hubenak could take snaps in Saturday’s home game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
“For us that plan is still in place,” Sumlin told reporters, adding that the Aggies plan to “continue developing” both.
Mond, a true freshman, made his first career start last week against Nicholls State. Mond went 12-for-21 for 105 yards and a touchdown. But it was Hubenak who came on in the third quarter to finish the game, as he completed 12 of his 15 attempts for 93 yards.
Tuesday, Sumlin was pleased with Mond’s performance.
“I thought Kellen started about as good as he could start… we had some protection issues,” Sumlin said.
But neither quarterback was the Aggies’ hero last Saturday. Instead, it was running back Kendall Bussey, who finished with 97 yards, including a go-ahead 2-yard touchdown in the final period.
It was a play that almost never happened.
“There was a week where he was thinking about leaving, to be honest with you,” Sumlin said.
Saturday’s game at Kyle Field will kick off at noon ET and air on the SEC Network.
Sumlin on QBs: Both guys need to be developed and the only way to do that is to practice them both and play them both
— Battalion Sports (@battsports) September 12, 2017
Sumlin on RB Kendall Bussey: "There was a week where he was thinking about leaving, to be honest with you."
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) September 12, 2017
"I thought Kellen started about as good as he could start… we had some protection issues," Kevin Sumlin said.
— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) September 12, 2017