According to Billy Liucci's sources, the starting quarterback against South Carolina will be Kyler Murray, five-star true freshman out of Allen High School. Murray will replace previous starter Kyle Allen, whose play in the last two weeks has been inconsistent resulting in just one Aggie touchdown in the last 10 quarters of play.
Per multiple sources, Kevin Sumlin has informed A&M team that true freshman Kyler Murray will get starting nod vs South Carolina— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) October 30, 2015
Murray, who has only had one Fall Camp and 7 weeks of practice with the Aggies, beat out quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Jake Hubenak in this week's open quarterback competition. The true freshman hasn't seen the field since Alabama, where his third drive on the field ended in an INT and a disagreement with offensive coaches that landed him in hot water. Murray was disciplined for his outburst on the sidelines, getting de facto benched for the Ole Miss game.
Coaches stated in this week's press conference that there isn't a tight leash for the starter this week, but they're certainly willing to make changes if the offense still can't find any rhythm.
Video: Kyler Murray's snaps against Alabama
In the limited snaps Murray has received this season he's put both highs and lows on tape, as should be expected of any true freshman. Murray is currently 17/31 for 167 yds passing on the season, throwing 1 touchdown and two interceptions along the way. His legs are where most hope Murray will be able to give the Aggie offense some spark. Murray has racked up 92 yards on the ground over 18 attempts this year, and his ability to extend plays by evading the rush will help an Aggie offensive line that has seen inconsistent play throughout the 2015 season.
What the future holds for previous starter Kyle Allen is uncertain at this point. Regarded as a top-10 QB through the first five games this year, Allen has steadily regressed each week since taking a hard hit during the first half of the Mississippi State game. Coaches stated this week that his physical health is fine, and that it's mental. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Regardless of what the issues with Allen are, it's now Kyler Murray's job to lose.
Like I said last year, don't count me out yet. Now let's #BTHOsouthcarolina— Kyle Allen (@KyleAllen_10) October 30, 2015