Texas A&M has decided on a starting QB for 2014. Sophomore Kenny Hill will take over for Johnny Manziel this season in College Station. Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin made the announcement today.
“The competition was close and that competition will continue to help us improve. I have talked to both quarterbacks as well as the team and we will prepare with Kenny getting the first-team reps. I thought both guys really competed in a great way. We put a lot more emphasis on situational football in this camp and put guys in some situations to see how they’d perform and see what their learning curve is and not just playing 7-on-7. There’s not really one deciding factor; I think it’s a body of work and a feel that you have through practice and with your team.”
Hill played in 4 games as a true freshman mostly in mop up duty. He was a 4 star quarterback from Southlake Carroll High School. Hill beat out Kyle Allen for the starting job.
Texas A&M opens their season on Aug. 28 on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks on the SEC Network.