Texas A&M's coaching staff says Kyler Murray's style mirrors Johnny Manziel
‘Football savvy’ and ‘true freshman’ are an unusual pairing in college football.
But five-star quarterback Kyler Murray appears to have ‘it’ during the early stages of fall camp at Texas A&M.
Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, who has signed the nation’s top pro-style and dual-threat quarterbacks in consecutive years, likes what he is seeing from the Aggies’ latest stud and believes he will continue to push Kyle Allen for the starting job.
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Asked how Murray compares to former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, Spavital gushed over his playmaking abilities.
“He’s a special player,” Spavital said.” The thing that is pretty impressive with him is when sometimes he doesn’t know what’s going on exactly, when you’re throwing a lot of new plays there, he has a football savvy to him. He’ll drop back and if the pocket collapses, he just turns and goes and makes something happen. Very similar to the way Johnny used to play.”
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