Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Matt Joeckel (16) against the SMU Mustangs in the second half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M offensive coordinator on QB situation: ‘Everybody’s going to get a fair shot’


As Johnny Manziel gets set to embark on his NFL journey, the Texas A&M Aggies are now tasked with finding the young man who will replace the Heisman winner. With spring football rapidly approaching, a lot of eyes not just in College Station, but around the country, will be on who will be under center for the Aggies come September.

As of right now, there are three options. There’s Manziel’s backup–senior Matt Joeckel, sophomore Kenny Hill, and the true freshman phenom, Kyle Allen, who has enrolled early.

No matter what happens, though, Aggies offensive coordinator Jake Spavital promises that all three of these athletes will get a fair shot to grab the SEC spotlight.

“Everybody’s going to get a fair shot,” Spavital said. “I think competition brings out the best in everybody. I can tell you that the [quarterback meeting] room is not very comfortable right now, but that’s what I want. They all want that starting job. Let’s see who wants it the most.”

Joeckel is the one that brings the most experience of the three to the table, having had to fill in for Manziel during his suspension at the beginning of last season, as well as the mop-up duty he’s played.

However, there are a lot of folks that would like to see the freshman, Allen, get the nod and start the new regime off right out of the gate.

Or, who knows, maybe Hill can shock everyone.

Who do you think will be the Texas A&M quarterback and heir to Manziel’s throne? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

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