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No decision yet on a starting quarterback
It looked like sophomore Jameill Showers was going to become the new starting quarterback for the Aggies. And there is more than a great chance that he will still be the starter once the season begins. But the coaching staff has yet to make the decision final, which will keep us guessing until they make an announcement.
“They are competing just like they did in the spring,” A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury said. “We’ll keep going and find a starter.” (Via Robert Cessna of Aggiessports.com)
Showers is the more complete quarterback, but is still competing with players such as Johnny Manziel and Matt Joeckel, along with true freshman Matt Davis. To see what head coach Kevin Sumlin thinks of all four quarterbacks, click here.
Texas A&M defense ready for the big boys?
If the Aggies are going to compete right away in the SEC, they must bring a solid defense with them as they switch conferences. Texas A&M returns six starters from a defense that was ranked third in the Big 12 and 59th in the country last season.
The leader of the squad, linebacker Sean Porter, says that his defense is more than capable of holding its own.
"I don’t think we’re going to struggle our first year. At all," he said. “I think we’re a pretty good defense. We haven’t talked that much about it or read too much into what anybody says. But from what I can see, we have a pretty solid defense that’s ready for the SEC.” (Via David Harris of Aggiesports.com)
When you finish the season with 79 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks, you earn the right to say things like that.
Trey Williams looking good early on
Although running back Christine Michael has been cleared to play, the Aggies are still being cautious with him, not so quick to rush him into anything. Brandon Williams has been slowed down with a minor injury during fall camp as well.
Both of those incidents have given true freshman Trey Williams plenty of reps so far, which he has taken advantage of, and he looks real good so far.
Williams has also bulked up during the offseason, as he is now more towards 185 pounds.