Texas A&M Football: Jake Hubenak should be Aggies’ starting quarterback

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Future Outlook

To make it clear, I think Mond is going to be great, but needs more time to see real speed on defense. He should compete with Starkel next year and this fall, but the job should be Hubenak’s during the year. This way, Texas A&M gets a quarterback who can manage games and take advantage of gaps created in the running game, while letting Mond warm up to playing on Saturdays.

The best part about this quarterback issue is that neither of them are going to be forced to win the game on their arm. Both are limited, with Jake’s lack of mobility and Mond’s lack of passing acumen as of yet. But, either can succeed. The talent at wideout, running backs, and the offensive line coming into its own should be bright lights for this team down the road.

Texas A&M is 0-1, not 0-12. There is plenty of season left to play and it would be foolish to throw in the towel so early in the year. Starting a guy like Hubenak that has been through the battles and come out the other side is not only the logical decision, it’s the right one.

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The Aggies have two non-conference games coming up before beginning SEC play against Arkansas in Arlington. Mond should and will see some playing time, but Hubenak needs to be a the helm when the real games get under way in a few weeks.