As Kyler Murray heads away from quarterbacking the Texas A&M Aggies and probably toward a career in baseball, his announcement riles fans and exposes a deep-seated disappointment and anger in Aggies country. Murray wrote a warm farewell note on Twitter, nicely expressing gratitude for the Texas A&M opportunity and for his teammates in the locker room. It was met with the opposite of graciousness in return. Presumably, based on the comments, many of those who “Liked” Murray’s announcement were liking the fact that Murray was quitting.
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 18, 2015
“Hope that door didn’t hurt your precious little behind on the way out,” came one typical response. “You deserted guys in the locker room,” was another. Why the vitriol? Probably because Murray makes it three Texas A&M quarterbacks who thought the grass was greener somewhere else (a double dis at an agricultural school!) Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen preceded Murray out the Aggies door. (No more quarterbacks beginning with K, kay?) Fan Carter Kryzak sums the glum mood with a post that begins “to all my transferred A&M quarterbacks out there, I thank you for your combined 29 interceptions in 25 combined games…” Of course, there are peacekeepers among the throng. “Best of luck young man,” writes Mike Donnelly with dispassion, kindness and sense. “Do what’s best 4 you.”
@TheKylerMurray best of luck young man. Do what’s best 4 you. You owe these people nothing. Pursue happiness & keep ur head up. God bless u
— Mike Donnelly (@thedonn74) December 18, 2015
— Carter Kryzak (@Kryzak_) December 18, 2015