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"Sometimes the best way for starters to learn is to rep with the twos"


After the embarrassing 59-0 loss to Alabama a few weeks ago now, Texas A&M made the decision to open up their quarterback competition.

Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen spent the bye week battling it out for the starting nod, and will continue to do the same most of the way through this week.

Not surprisingly, Jake Spavital's first handful of questions at the Aggies' weekly press conference for the coordinators revolved around how the quarterback competition is shaping up, and Spav was asked how Kenny Hill (who won the job outright at the beginning of the year, and lit up South Carolina in his first start) can benefit from spending some time with the number two offensive group.

"It's always good to go with the twos. I think that's the best way to learn at times because you're going to have protection issues, and you get to see how creative you can be by extending that play or finding your hot answers. You also get a feel for when your run game isn't working, what you need to do on the perimeter."

"So it just makes you think a little bit more when you don't have that comfortability of having your number one offensive line out there in front of you as well."

Spav brings up some really good points there.