COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman today named Stephen McGee as the Aggies starting quarterback.
The announcement ends what Mike Sherman had called an open
competition with sophomore Jerrod Johnson.
The 6-foot-3 McGee, a senior who started the past two seasons
for coach Dennis Franchione, threw for 2,311 yards and 12
touchdowns in 2007.
McGee is 16-11 as A&M's starter.
Sherman, who became A&M's coach after Franchione resigned in
November, said McGee has a firm grasp of his pro-style offense and
had not yet thrown an interception in fall workouts.
McGee threw for 8,256 yards in a record-setting high school
career at Burnet (BER'-net).
The 6-5, 229-pound Johnson, who threw only seven passes last
season, is the backup.
But Sherman says he was impressed with redshirt freshman Ryan
Tannehill during pre-season practices. Sherman is also using
Tannehill as a receiver.