Posted by Tom Fornelli
During a 45-10 win over Kansas last week, Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson became the Aggies all-time leader in total offense while splitting time with fellow quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Something that should be of some consolation for a quarterback who has failed to meet the expectations placed on him before the season started.
What kind of reward will Johnson be getting for this feat? Well, it looks like he's going to lose his job.
Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman won't come out and say it just yet, but from the sounds of it, Tannehill will be starting for the Aggies when they take on Texas Tech this weekend.
"We'll play it by ear. It's too early in the week to make that decision when I don't have to," Sherman told the Dallas Morning News . "I have two really good quarterbacks."
Sherman also went on to say that the Aggies would need both quarterbacks, but if I understand my coach speak, I believe what Sherman is saying is that Tannehill is going to start. Generally when there's a question at quarterback, if the starter will remain the starter, a coach says that his starter is still his starter.
When he starts implying that he hasn't made his decision yet, that just means he's made his decision and he's trying to protect his former starter for as long as possible. So, to me, it looks pretty clear that Tannehill will be starting against Texas Tech. Which is a decision that Sherman probably should have made a few weeks ago.