Freshman QB Haynes King to start for No. 6 Texas AM

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26 Aug 2021, 00:40 GMT+10

Haynes King is the starting backmost for No. 6 Texas AM erstwhile the play begins adjacent week against Kent State.

Head manager Jimbo Fisher revealed the extent illustration successful an interrogation with ESPN Radio. Sophomore Zach Calzada is the team's No. 2 quarterback.

"We talked to them yesterday and close now, Haynes volition beryllium our starter," Fisher said Wednesday. "Zach volition beryllium the backup close now. We had a large speech yesterday. I consciousness precise comfy with some guys. I deliberation some guys tin win. Both guys had an outstanding camp."

Fisher said the extent illustration is "ever changing" but King, the redshirt freshman, is getting the archetypal changeable to regenerate Kellen Mond. Mond near for the NFL with a twelvemonth of eligibility remaining and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

Texas AM was ninth successful the SEC successful passing astatine 234.1 yards per crippled and is replacing 4 starting violative linemen from the 2020 squad that finished No. 4 successful the last College Football Playoff rankings.

King played precocious schoolhouse shot for his begetter and led the squad to a authorities title. Texas AM coaches timed him successful the 4.45-second scope successful the 40-yard dash.

"Haynes is going to beryllium a feline they tin truly widen plays and astir apt support the defence a small much honorable oregon a small much frightened with his quality to marque plays with his feet," violative coordinator Darrell Dickey said astatine SEC Media Days. "But (both QBs) person been successful our system. They recognize each of the offense. We don't person to commencement the play disconnected needfully reasoning we've got a taper mode back, code it mode backmost from what we were doing with Kellen."

--Field Level Media

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