Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman knew the question was coming, and he was at his political best to answer the question while not answering it.
When asked if Jerrod Johnson is his starting QB for this week's game at Kansas, Sherman said. “Like every position, we have open competition every week and this week is no exception.”
Read between the lines and backup Ryan Tannehill (right) is going to get a shot.
But, "I’ve been asked that question a bunch," Sherman said. "It’s just what I said. I think (Johnson) is the leader of our team; he’s averaging 300 yards a game. I trust him. I have confidence in him.”
Sherman also said, “(Tannehill) will get his reps this week and we’ll continue to play like we normally play in relationship to what happens on Saturday.”
The Aggies have dropped three straight and are 3-3. JJ threw for over 300 yards against Missouri in a lopsided loss on Saturday at Kyle Field, but he was under constant pressure by an offensive line that is now starting two true freshman and both tackles. There is only one upperclassmen on the starting offensive line. And JJ was also victimized by several drops from his receivers.
But some of this is on JJ, too. He's erratic. His mechanics are equally so.
Because the Aggies are playing a bad Kansas team, expect JJ to start and to put up big numbers.
- Mac Engel
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