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Kyler Murray, Kyle Allen reportedly do not trust Kevin Sumlin

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There is a lot of drama in College Station where top quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray have decided to transfer out of Texas A&M a week apart.

Allen, a sophomore who saw the bulk of the action this season, announced plans last week to transfer. On Thursday, Murray, a stud freshman recruit who started the season but was later benched, announced he would be transferring. A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin tried to talk him into staying, but Murray decided to leave.

So why the unhappiness among A&M’s QBs? Scout’s Taylor Gaspar says Murray and Allen both have trust issues with Sumlin.

From Gaspar:

A significant factor behind his potential transfer is Murray and his family have lost trust in Sumlin and the Aggies coaching staff, according to sources.
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Sources indicated that a lack of trust in Sumlin played a role in Allen’s decision to transfer from Texas A&M. Murray and Allen had discussed these trust issues weeks before Allen made his decision final, according to sources.

Gaspar’s reporting seems to be on the money, at least with Allen. Check out this tweet he sent Wednesday when news of Murray’s unhappiness was circulating:

Why did Allen not trust Sumlin? It could have to do with the coach not telling the media that Allen was playing with a shoulder injury in a loss to Ole Miss that was suffered the week before against Alabama.

Gaspar says Murray may have lost trust with Sumlin over playing time matters. You figure that would be resolved by Allen’s transfer, but apparently that’s not the case. It really makes you wonder about what’s going on there.

Did Sumlin bring in two top QBs and then overplay his hand by making grand promises to both, and now he’s left with two unhappy players? It sounds like that might be the case.

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