Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen will transfer; Auburn coach Gus Malzahn mum on defensive coordinator search _lowres

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen throws the ball during the second half of the regular-season finale against LSU on Nov. 28. Allen will transfer to another school.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen is transferring from the school immediately.

The Aggies granted his release Thursday. The school didn’t say where Allen will going.

The sophomore appeared in 10 games for the Aggies this season and threw for 2,210 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Allen won the starting job out of preseason camp but was benched in favor of freshman Kyler Murray after throwing three interceptions, all of which were returned for touchdowns, in a loss to Alabama in October.

Allen got only sporadic playing time after he was benched. He played in 10 games as a freshman last season after Kenny Hill was benched after his struggles.

Auburn

MALZAHN STAYS QUIET ON COORDINATOR: Auburn coach Gus Malzahn isn’t saying who will run Auburn’s defense against Paxton Lynch and Memphis, much less next season. It’s a pretty big challenge for whoever handles the duties in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 30 after Will Muschamp left to become head coach at South Carolina. Muschamp took assistant Travaris Robinson with him as defensive coordinator and Bobby Bentley as running backs coach.

Malzahn said Thursday he hasn’t offered the defensive coordinator job to anyone but declined to give further details. He said he expects to announce plans for the defense in the bowl game Monday.

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