WATCH: Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone discusses Aggies' quarterback competition
After losing graduate transfer QB Trevor Knight this offseason, the Texas A&M Aggies are still trying to figure out who will start at quarterback this fall.
Redshirt senior Jake Hubenak is the presumed favorite to land the job, but he faces some stiff competition from true freshman Kellen Mond, redshirt freshman Nick Starkel and others.
Though the Aggies have started fall camp, it’s still too early for coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone to decide on a starter.
Mazzone said on Saturday that he is excited to see how the competition plays out over the next few practice sessions:
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“They all bring some really good stuff to the table,” he says in the video. “Now it’s just a matter of how we set that table. Like any quarterback, [the] No. 1 [thing] we’re looking for is a guy who can make great decisions for you, a guy that’s accurate with the football and then a guy that shows some of the leadership qualities you need in that position.
“Like I told them in the meeting today, life is performance-based. You don’t talk your way into being a starter or doing anything successful — you work your way into that. We’re going to go out and let them battle for a few practices here and then we’ll kind of see where the chips fall.”