Texas A&M name successor to Johnny Manziel

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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin named Kenny Hill as the starting quarterback Saturday after weeks of competition with Kyle Allen.

Coach Sumlin wanted to name a starting quarterback quickly so he could get used to playing with the first team. The Aggies play their first game on August 28 at Williams-Brice Stadium against South Carolina. 

Manziel's Replacement

Kenny Hill is replacing the greatest quarterback in A&M's history, Johnny Manziel. Hill is a true sophomore from West Palm Beach, Florida. He had a very impressive high school career and was named Texas Gatorade Football Player of the Year.

He committed to Texas A&M after receiving offers from schools like Kansas State, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Arizona.

Experienced Head

One of the factors that separated Hill from Allen is that he has more experience. He played four games in mop up duty last season. Spending last year learning the offense and learning from Manziel last year really helped him coming into this season.

His playing style is very similar to Manziel's and fits the Aggies playbook well. He is a very athletic quarterback that ran for 22 touchdowns and threw 20 more his senior year in high school. He has ran into trouble with the law and was arrested in the spring after passing out in front of a bar. 

At his Best

Texas A&M has a tough conference schedule this season, playing at home against LSU, Missouri, and Arkansas. They will go on the road and play at Alabama, Auburn, and Ole Miss.

If A&M is going to have another successful year, Hill will need to play at his best and not have any problems on or off the field. It will be interesting to see if he makes a name for himself this season (perhaps Kenny Football). 

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