COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M worked out for just under two hours Saturday morning to complete their second spring football practice.
The quarterback situation will be a point of discussion until the fall, and it was no different today. Offensive coordinator Jake Spavital met the media and said, "We've got a good competition going on right now. We've got Matt Joeckel, who is the most experienced guy. It's crazy how he has evolved as a quarterback in this system because he's going on his third year. He already knows how this thing operates pretty efficiently. Kenny Hill, year two of the system you're just going to keep getting better at it and he's more and more comfortable each day. Kyle Allen, we actually had a good amount of time to work with him because he's a mid-year kid so we got about two good months in of just learning the offense. The communication and operation is running pretty smoothly for him. His head's spinning just a little bit but I'm very pleased with what I'm seeing out there."
Spavital knows the quarterback that wins the starting job will have plenty of help. "It always helps to lean on these running backs and line for a kid who's going to be a starter for the first time," said Spavital. "With the threats of Trey Williams, Brandon Williams, and Tra Carson and, even throwing James White in the mix, I think you have a good mix of all types of running backs. You have your speed guys, you have the guys who can juke people, you've got the guys that can get downhill and run power with. And you've also got some that can do both. Right now I think we're going to have to lean heavily on the run game and try to mature these quarterbacks and make them feel comfortable when they go out there in game time situations."
Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder also spoke with the media, and likes what he's seen the first two days of spring ball. "A lot of energy, and some good competition going on on both sides of the ball. A lot of competing going on."
Snyder is also happy with the impact new defensive backs coach Terry Joseph is making. "I think he's doing a really good job. He's a technician, a fundamentalist. I think he's grabbed their attention."
The Aggies will return for their third practice of the spring on Monday.