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Houston Chronical Oct 17, 2017

Texas A&M’s Nick Starkel not 100 percent back from broken ankle, but can play if needed

Coach Kevin Sumlin said Nick Starkel is "not 100 percent" healthy from a broken ankle suffered in the season opener against UCLA, but he is available if necessary to backup Kellen Mond.
'It felt great to do it back in my home state': What Daniel LaCamera, other Aggies said about Texas A&M's win

'It felt great to do it back in my home state': What Daniel LaCamera, other Aggies said about Texas A&M's win

Texas A&M didn't take its first lead against Florida until 58 seconds remained on the clock. The 19-17 win moves the Aggies to 5-2 (3-1 SEC) heading into their bye week. Kevin Sumlin said his team's composure on Saturday was massive. "I thought we had some times in the game where we weren't doing well offensively in the first half," Sumlin said. "Our defense played really well in the fourth quarter to give us great field position. These guys have done a great job at just always playing and it's a team effort. These guys believe in each other."Sumlin on Kellen Mond's play"It was tough sledding...
The Eagle Oct 15, 2017
Aggies do enough in second half to edge past Gators at The Swamp

Aggies do enough in second half to edge past Gators at The Swamp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Texas A&M's offense looked stuck in a swamp during the first half, but the legs of quarterback Kellen Mond and right foot of place-kicker Daniel LaCamera pulled the Aggies out of the quagmire, and they walked out…
5 takeaways from Texas A&M's 19-17 win over Florida: Mond scrapes bottom of barrel for another comeback

5 takeaways from Texas A&M's 19-17 win over Florida: Mond scrapes bottom of barrel for another comeback

Here are five takeaways from Texas A&M's 19-17 win over Florida on Saturday.Despite troubles, A&M stayed in itBy the looks of it, the Aggies could've trailed a lot more in this one. At one point early in the fourth quarter, Florida led the total yards advantage 350-136. Texas A&M earned just four first downs in the first three quarters.Kevin Sumlin's squad has been tied or trailing in the second half of every game this season. Since taking over at quarterback following the UCLA loss, Kellen Mond's only proved he could handle moments like Saturday.The Aggie offense was nothing short of abysmal...
Is Kellen Mond still the Aggies' starter when QB Nick Starkel returns from injury?

Is Kellen Mond still the Aggies' starter when QB Nick Starkel returns from injury?

Ben Baby, Texas A&M football beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team and the SEC during a recent live chat. Here are some highlights:Would you say Kellen Mond is firmly entrenched as the Aggies' starting QB, even when Nick Starkel returns from injury?Baby: That's what you'd think, especially with how well A&M has fared under Mond. And the team has clearly responded to his leadership. They support the quarterback, which is huge. And with Mond taking most of the reps with the first team at practice, it's helped with his development....
5 takeaways from Texas A&M's press conference: Could Nick Starkel play for the Aggies in a couple weeks?

5 takeaways from Texas A&M's press conference: Could Nick Starkel play for the Aggies in a couple weeks?

Here are five takeaways from Kevin Sumlin's weekly press conference on Tuesday. A possible Nick Starkel return?Since Nick Starkel underwent ankle surgery after the UCLA game, Kellen Mond took the reigns at quarterback. He's done well as a starter, going 4-1 with his only loss coming against top-ranked Alabama. ESPN's Holly Rowe reported last Saturday that Starkel could make a return for the Aggies after their bye, which comes a week after the Florida game. "We'll see what happens," Sumlin said when asked about the report.Creating another quarterback controversy is the last thing this team...
A&M’s QB Nick Starkel, who broke his ankle, may be playing sooner than you think

A&M’s QB Nick Starkel, who broke his ankle, may be playing sooner than you think

Might there be another quarterback controversy looming at Texas A&M? True freshman Kellen Mond has started every game since Nick Starkel broke his ankle in the season opener against UCLA, Sept 3. Yet Starkel may be ...
National reaction from A&M's loss to Alabama: Aggies surprised everyone, Kellen Mond is the future

National reaction from A&M's loss to Alabama: Aggies surprised everyone, Kellen Mond is the future

Considering Texas A&M played several freshman and started a true fish at quarterback, plenty of silver linings came from the team's narrow 27-19 loss to No. 1 Alabama.Although Kevin Sumlin said moral victories don't exist in this league, most of the national media wasn't afraid to offer it. Here is how the nation responded to the game, including some Twitter reaction. Joey Galloway, ESPN: This television analyst said the Aggies should be commended for how they battled back. To see what ESPN's Jesse Palmer said, click here. "Give Texas A&M credit. To get down 24-3 and to battle back and at...
Good Bull Hunting Oct 7, 2017
POST GAME THOUGHTS-ALABAMA OUTLASTS A&M 27-19

POST GAME THOUGHTS-ALABAMA OUTLASTS A&M 27-19

Man that was a whale of a game What a dadgum game. Alabama was favored to win by 26, and seemingly had an advantage at every single position on the field, but somehow this A&M squad managed to go toe to toe with the best team in the country. I’m not happy about a loss, but it’s hard not to be encouraged about the future of this team after this game. Quick thoughts: KELLEN MOND This is his team. The announcers were saying that when Starkel comes back he might see the field and that’s simply not true. As a true freshman, Kellen Mond was 19/29 for 237 with 1 TD/1 INT. That’s a pretty...
Texas A&M's QB future no longer a debate; Kellen Mond is the guy: 5 takeaways from Aggies' 27-19 loss

Texas A&M's QB future no longer a debate; Kellen Mond is the guy: 5 takeaways from Aggies' 27-19 loss

Here are five takeaways from Alabama's 27-19 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.Kellen Mond is legitFacing arguably the best defense in the country, Kellen Mond did not appear to be true freshman. He turned it over a couple times, but for the most part, Mond made safe decisions and created with his legs.On the night, Mond threw for 237 yards with a touchdown on 19-for-29 passing. The play of the game was his two-yard touchdown to Christian Kirk on 4th and goal in the third quarter. It sparked a short comeback for the Aggies, keeping them in it throughout.Texas A&M has looked for stability at...

Texas A&M-Alabama quick hits: Kellen Mond has Johnny Manziel-like moment on TD pass to Christian Kirk

COLLEGE STATION -- For a few seconds, Kellen Mond looked like another Texas A&M freshman quarterback on Saturday night.Five years after Johnny Manziel's miracle touchdown pass against Alabama, Mond worked some magic of his own in the third quarter of the Aggies' game against the No. 1 Crimson Tide.On fourth and goal at the 2-yard line, Mond scrambled, wriggled out of a tackle and fired a pass to junior wide receiver Christian Kirk, who caught the pass as he was falling out of bounds.That was Mond's second fourth-down throw on the drive. Earlier on fourth-and-10, Mond hit senior receiver...
Houston Chronical Oct 6, 2017

College football preview: Alabama at Texas A&M

Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has for the most part kept the swift legs of freshman quarterback Kellen Mond under wraps. Look for that to change against one of the nation's top defenses, in an effort to loosen the Crimson Tide attack.
The Eagle Oct 6, 2017

Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Robert Cessna's pick

If you're an Aggie fan, it's nice to dream of quarterback Kellen Mond repeating what Reggie McNeal and the Aggies did 15 years ago at Kyle Field when they upset top-ranked Oklahoma.
Tuscaloosa News Oct 6, 2017

Aggies' Mond has had to grow up fast in freshman season

Kellen Mond has come a long way since the second half of Texas A&M’s season opener against UCLA, and so have the Aggies.Without that agonizing second half, which saw UCLA score 35 unanswered points in the last 20 minutes to pull out a 45-44 victory, Texas A&M would be undefeated and probably highly ranked going into Saturday’s home game against Alabama.Without that second half, however, Mond might not have come along as far as he has. The freshman [...]
A&M's Kevin Sumlin dishes on how QB Kellen Mond has forced defenses to adjust

A&M's Kevin Sumlin dishes on how QB Kellen Mond has forced defenses to adjust

Texas A&M freshman Kellen Mond is still figuring out how to be a successful college quarterback, but his coach has liked what he's seen so far.On Kevin Sumlin's weekly radio show, the A&M coach said Mond has shown steady improvement since he became the starter after redshirt freshman Nick Starkel was ruled out indefinitely with an ankle injury.Through five games, Mond and the A&M coaching staff are still feeling each other out as the Aggies (4-1, 2-0 SEC) prepare to host No. 1Alabama (5-0, 2-0) at Kyle Field on Saturday night.And now that the freshman is starting to run the ball a little bit...

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  • Kellen Mond

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  • Christian Kirk

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  • Daniel LaCamera

    A&M's LaCamera awarded SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

  • Nick Starkel

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  • Armani Watts

    Senior safety Armani Watts earns national midseason honors

  • Landis Durham

    Texas A&M DE Durham earns SEC weekly honors

  • Otaro Alaka

    By the Numbers: Texas A&M sneaks past Florida in The Swamp, 19-17

  • Tyrel Dodson

    Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson not happy with getting overlooked for weekly SEC award

  • Myles Garrett

    Texas A&M's Williams ties for SEC player of the year; Aggies picked third