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Freshman QB Kyler Murray to transfer from Texas A&M

December 17, 2015
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TexAgs' Billy Liucci has confirmed rumors — and, perhaps fears — on Thursday that freshman quarterback Kyler Murray has requested a transfer from Texas A&M.


The A&M athletic department made it official Thursday evening with the following release: "Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyler Murray has left the football program and has been granted his release."

He is the second highly-touted quarterback to transfer from Texas A&M in a week. Kyle Allen, the nation’s top-rated passer in the 2014 recruiting class, announced last week that he was transferring.

Allen has not yet decided where he will continue his career.

Murray’s exit brings to an end a controversial and chaotic relationship between Texas A&M and the diminutive yet dynamic quarterback. This football season Murray completed 72 of 121 passes for 686 yards and five touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also rushed for 335 yards and a touchdown.

Murray started three games for A&M and led the Aggies to two victories. However, he did not play particularly well in a 41-17 victory over Western Carolina and was replaced in the starting lineup by Allen, who started the first seven games of the season.

Murray was considered the top prize of the Aggies' 2015 recruiting class, which was ranked among the nation’s Top Ten.

The son of legendary A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, Kyler showed a flair for the dramatic while setting numerous records, winning three state championships and never losing a game as a starter at Allen High School. He was heavily recruited nationwide. In May of 2014 he announced he would attend with Texas A&M over Oregon.

However, apparently concerned about coach Kevin Sumlin’s future plans for the offense, Murray made an unofficial visit to the University of Texas last December.

After the Murrays met with Sumlin, Kyler re-confirmed his commitment and signed with A&M on national signing day.

Murray is also an accomplished baseball player and was projected as a possible first round choice in the 2015, so A&M had to sweat out the possibility he would choose to pursue a career in Major League Baseball. Yet, weeks before the draft Murray announced that he intended to play football and baseball at A&M and requested not to be selected in the draft.

Murray and Allen competed for the Aggies starting quarterback job in August camp. Allen was named the starter, but Murray played in the season-opener against Arizona State. He completed 4 of 9 passes for 49 yards, threw an interception and rushed for 69 yards in a 38-17 A&M victory.

Murray also saw action in the next three games, though he did not attempt a pass in a 28-21 overtime victory over Arkansas. The following week he did not play in a victory over Mississippi State. He did see limited action in a 41-23 loss to Alabama, in which Allen threw three interceptions which were returned for touchdowns.

The first indication that Murray was unhappy at A&M surfaced the following week in a 23-3 loss to Ole Miss.

Allen, who later revealed he was hampered by a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, stumbled through a dreadful showing. In one stretch he completed just two of 20 passes for minus-3 yards.

Yet, third-string quarterback Jake Hubenak eventually replaced Allen. Later, it was revealed that Murray was suspended from the game for cursing at Offensive Coordinator Jake Spavital during practice that week.

With Allen struggling, Murray was put in the starting lineup for a 35-28 victory over South Carolina. He completed 20 of 28 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 156 yards in a touchdown.

The next week, though, he threw three interceptions in a 26-10 loss to Auburn. He then threw two more interceptions in the victory over Western Carolina and lost the starting job.

He did not play the rest of the season.

As it turns out, he won’t play again for Texas A&M.
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Freshman QB Kyler Murray to transfer from Texas A&M

60,517 Views | 60 Replies | Last: 6 yr ago by 26.2Ag
PabloSerna
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Them stars were not the tell all.. this past week has been though, so yeah, I'm glad they left and want to fully support Jake!

+GIG'EM!!!

windmill.1
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Well, Glad that's over. Tired of the drama.

Kevin and Kyler can take their "our way" attitude and disrupt another program now. Hope its in Austin.

NOW - GIG "EM Jake !!!!!
BTHOLouisville !!!
dlsarmi2
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LMAO. He had an opportunity to be the starter UNLESS Spavital really is staying. If Spav is around next season as OC, I think I will puke and wonder about the thought process of our current head coach.. Good luck to Kylar nonetheless.
d78230
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Good luck to him.

Royce Raven
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Aggies do not quit. The non-Aggies are gone. Let's get behind the rest of the team with Jake being the leader.
TAMU74
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Sorry it didn't work out for you at A&M.
Good luck w/ you're future in football or baseball.
Chris Trick
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Reload!
RadAg14
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no more recruting QBs who have a first name that start with a K
85AgHelotes
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Hope Murray learns that the world does not revolve around him wherever he lands. That lack of understanding certainly made him the turd in the punchbowl during his short stint as an Aggie.
redjalapeno-87
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The Lollipop Guild welcomes him to his new team:

Sammy Davis
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Not sure when college football started having Free Agency.....These new athlete have it way tooooo good these days. Top of the line stadium with a Top of the line locker room, put'em back in the dungeon locker room under the stadium with the rats!!!!
Royce Raven
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Did grades have anything to do with his decision?
WestGalvestonAggie
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Kyle Allen was the real loss. A&M screwed that up big time. Kyler? Not so much...
Aggie GIGolo
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Let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya. And take pops too
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RGLAG85
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quote:

gwiggs1
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Maybe Jake will be our QB answer that can actually run the spread offense. Go Jake! Based on tweets, sounds like we have allowed some 'me' to go, and improve the 'team' attitude.

Gigem, and let's support Jake, Conner, and the TEAM!
marble rye
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quote:



This. Is. Amazing.
jackkahn
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Forget the prima donnas. We should recruit young men that want to be Aggies
revolutionAG
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Why is Km pic still on the front page ? Get his ass off. Not an Aggie anymore.
Doctor Wu
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A blessing.
RAB83FM
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Why on earth is Jake not on the front page, I think we have had enough of both K's.
GoneGirl
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InnerCityAg
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I never liked the noodle-armed midget.
26.2Ag
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You never know what happened behind the scenes. Reality is perception, and vice versa. It appears that we have a major issue in not understanding the right type of offensive scheme We need:

- A large fullback type runner (Carson but bigger)
- A speedy featured talented back.
- A QB with maturity. We have not had a mature QB since Tannehill, and before that was McGee.
- If we can keep our WR core, and build defense, bonus.

The main thing missing is leadership/character. And I think that has to start at the top. If you have a coach who is more interested in his twitter feed and swag chopper, you are going to attract selfish kids. Time to show some "man up" leadership.
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