The metaphorical shoes to fill don't get any bigger than the ones left by Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. The former Heisman winner, now with the Cleveland Browns, helped take the Aggies to an elite status during his two seasons as a starter.
Who will be replacing Manziel as the man on Texas A&M's offense? Kevin Sumlin says the competition is ongoing. Tuesday evening, at event in Forth Worth, he joked that whomever the fans want, he'll pick the other player.
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The two players that are vying for the starting job are sophomore Kenny Hill and true freshman Kyle Allen.
Sumlin, on a more serious note, said there isn't a true front runner at this point.
“A coach’s best friend is competition and that’s what’s going on at quarterback,” he told the Star-Telegram. “We’re going to have a real competition.”
Allen is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound prototypical pro-style quarterback who was ranked as the No. 1 QB in the 2014 recruiting class by Rivals.com.
Hill is an athletic, speedy dual-threat option. He was arrested for public intoxication in late March and was suspended, but has since returned to the team.
Texas A&M opens its 2014 season Aug. 28 against South Carolina.