As for Kellen Mond, he is going to be a good quarterback someday. Sunday was an example of pretty poor quarterbacking. While the play calling certainly did not help, 3-of-17 passing doesn’t exactly inspire confidence that Mond will be able to sling it against Alabama and LSU.
He is a better running threat, however, and should allow Texas A&M to run some new types of plays and zone reads. But, if a defense is able to fully key on the running game, that hope disappears. We all remember Armani Watts telling anyone who would listen that John Franklin III “couldn’t throw” during the Auburn game last year. The offense became one dimensional, and teams stopped it with relative ease.
I would worry as well about throwing him in too early. He clearly needed time to adjust to the speed of the college game, and the next two matchups are perfect for just that. I’m hoping he makes the most of these chances and improves tremendously against ULL and Nicholls.