#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?