The departure of Heisman contender Trevone Boykin from TCU has left a tremendous hole on the depth chart for coach Gary Patterson. Thankfully for the Horned Frogs, there are a couple of guys showing promise behind center.
Kenny Hill and Foster Sawyer have been battling for the starting QB role through the spring, and according to the latest depth chart, the battle is still going strong.
Here is TCU’s post-spring depth chart. It’s still Hill OR Sawyer at QB. pic.twitter.com/QafHtbOq1W
— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 12, 2016
Hill, a Texas A&M transfer, is listed before the “or”, but don’t read too much into that. Hill also started the spring game, but Coach Patterson shrugged that off saying it was just Hill’s turn to start.
In fact, it is a competition that is expected to go well into fall camp, but if a QB had to be named today, many believe that it should be Sawyer.
Sawyer, a redshirt sophomore, struggled when called into duty last year against the Sooners (not exactly an ideal situation to get called into), but has put together a solid Spring.
I mean, I’m gonna go ahead and say it: Sawyer has looked a good bit better than Hill #TCU
— Matt Jennings (@MattAJennings) April 2, 2016
Hill and Sawyer aren’t the only Horned Frogs battling it out for playing time either. Kyle Hicks and Shaun Nixon are duking it out to fill Aaron Green’s old shoes in the backfield.
Hicks showed promise last season as the Horned Frogs third leading rusher behind both Green and Boykin. It will be interesting to see just how close Nixon can keep the competition in the fall.