Every great quarterback in the history of college football has had a successor. At Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel’s has finally been named.
Head coach Kevin Sumlin announced Saturday that sophomore Kenny Hill will be the starter when the Aggies take on South Carolina on Aug. 28 in an early SEC showdown according to ESPN.com.
Hill beat out true freshman Kyle Allen to earn the right to deal with pressure of being the heir apparent to the Heisman Trophy winning Manziel.
Hill is a product of the powerful Southlake (Texas) Carroll High, and played four games in a reserve role last season, completing 16-of-22 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown.
His start on Aug. 28 will be his first.
“I thought both guys really competed in a great way,” Sumlin said. “We put a lot more emphasis on situational football in this camp and put guys in some situations to see how they’d perform and see what their learning curve is and not just playing 7-on-7. There’s not really one deciding factor; I think it’s a body of work and a feel that you have through practice and with your team.”