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Texas A&M football news: Aggies lose Nick Starkel and Donovan Wilson

The Texas A&M Aggies lost more than just a game against the UCLA Bruins over the weekend. Kevin Sumlin and company also lost quarterback Nick Starkel and defensive back Donovan Wilson to injury.

Generally speaking, when guys go under the knife for those sort of injuries, their seasons are over. But to be Camp Crystal Lake clear, Sumlin himself never gave a timetable for either of those guys’ potential returns.

Nick Starkel is a redshirt freshman who won the job out of camp. It is obviously a big blow for the Aggies to lose their starting gunslinger this early in the season. In his absence it leaves the Aggies with no great options.

Texas A&M turned to true freshman Kellen Mond on Sunday. If you think that sounds awesome, just know he only connected on three of his 17 pass attempts in the midst of the Aggies’ second half collapse.

The Aggies can instead turn to fifth-year senior Jake Hubenak to man the helm moving forward. But he didn’t play on Sunday despite having far more live reps than Mond under his belt. It is easy to assume Sumlin is actually higher on Mond than Hubenak, and there might be good reason for it.

This continues a strange opening week for the Aggies. Texas A&M blew an epic lead on Sunday evening, a regent called for Sumlin’s head on a stick by way of a Facebook post, and now the future looks so bleak that A&M fans might be actively rooting for college basketball season to start.