Billy Liucci of Texags.com reported Wednesday that Murray intended to transfer, and that the team was attempting to change the quarterback’s mind and keep him in College Station. Murray was conspicuously absent from Aggies practice on Wednesday.
According to family, Murray is free to transfer to a school that is not in the SEC or on Texas A&M’s schedule over the next four years.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin told reporters at practice that Murray wasn’t feeling well, that he was going through some off-field things, and that he’d told the quarterback to take Wednesday off. He said he expected Murray back Thursday and to start the team’s bowl game.
On Thursday, Liucci confirmed his initial report that Murray would leave the school, which was also confirmed by ESPN’s Sam Khan Jr.
Murray would be the second signal caller to transfer from the program since the regular season ended last month, after Kyle Allen announced his decision. Both quarterbacks are former five-star recruits.
As a freshman, Murray threw for 686 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for another 335 yards and one score in eight games. He was named Texas A&M’s starter prior to the team’s Halloween matchup against South Carolina.
Texas A&M takes on Louisville in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.