To no fault of their own, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray have been in the headlines, have earned the accolades and both seem like good options to start under center for Texas A&M.
Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital dropped a bit of a bombshell when he said it wasn’t just Allen and Murray jostling for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. When asked if this was a legitimate three-man race, Spavital didn’t mince words:
Right now, yes. Probably go 2-3 more days then limit it down to 2. We have short turnaround right now, have to eliminate one soon so others can get more reps.
12thman.com provided a summary of Spavital’s comments on the difference between the QB situation now, and last season:
It’s very comforting. Last year when played ULM and walk out in warmups and you only have two QBs out there, it got pretty interesting. Can at least sleep better at night that you have three QBs.
So Jake Hubenak, the junior college transfer, will get the chance to leap-frog Murray and supplant Allen. Of course, both of these scenarios are long-shots but you’d have to imagine Hubenak brings some desirable skills to the table if he’s given the chance to compete for the starting gig. While at Blinn College, Hubenak threw for over 4,000 yards and 47 touchdowns in eight games. He even had a 10-touchdown game, so while the competition is certainly not SEC level, he does possess some skills.