Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Questions for Spring Practice: #9

Much like the receiving corps, the top producers return for TCU at the quarterback position. Casey Pachall was simply amazing as a sophomore last year, completing a school-record 66.5% of his passes for a school-record 2,921 yards with 25 TDs and just 7 INTs. Those amazing stats and the fact that he seems to be at his best in the 4th quarter are comforting when TCU fans think about the next two seasons. But the team is always one snap away from having to rely on another signal-caller, which is why QB depth is #9 on our Top 10 list of questions heading into spring practice.

#2 QB Matt Brown impressed us all as a redshirt freshman last fall, scoring six touchdowns on the ground in a mostly wildcat role. He attempted just five passes (and completed three of them for 90 yards) though, so he is still very inexperienced throwing against collegiate defenses. He remains Pachall's main understudy heading into spring drills, but redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin will be breathing down his neck for that job (figuratively, of course- it'd be pretty creepy if he was literally breathing down Brown's neck). Boykin has too much athleticism to spend his entire career holding a clipboard on the sideline, so look for him to make the most of his opportunity to show that he has a future at QB...and not as a receiver or defensive back.

Also wearing red QB practice jerseys this spring will be junior walk-on Rick Settle, who scored a touchdown in mop-up duty against New Mexico last fall, and highly-touted true freshman Tyler Matthews. Matthews will be joined by fellow freshman Austin Aune this fall, but graduated early to enroll at TCU in January.

I think most sane Frog fans out there believe Pachall to be the firmly entrenched starter- but if we have any crackheads out there that feel otherwise, we'd love to hear your hair-brained theories as to why #4 isn't our guy. How do the rest of you see the QB depth chart at TCU looking for 2012? And who do you think will succeed Pachall as the starter at the end of his college career?

6 comments:

Dave said...

Don't know who comes after Pachall and I hope that's going to be an issue this season. knock on wood.

But I do like the competition, and hopefully we can get a few in for some reps in the Grambling game.

EdK said...

I would imagine Matthews gets a redshirt, even though he enrolled early.

SuperSweet HornedFrog said...

The Skiff is predicting that Boykin will start over Paschall this year

Sir Wesley Willis said...

but if we have any crackheads out there that feel otherwise, we'd love to hear your hair-brained theories as to why #4 isn't our guy.


FORESHADOWING!!!

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