With just days until the 2016 season kicks off, several Big 12 schools have yet to name their starting quarterback, but you can cross TCU off that list. Head coach Gary Patterson named Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill the starting quarterback on Thursday evening.
In a QB battle with sophomore Foster Sawyer, Hill apparently separated himself with his ability to extend plays – something we got a taste of when he was at A&M.
Patterson says Kenny Hill separated himself with ability to ‘get himself out of problems and some things he can do in the running game.’
— Carlos A. Mendez (@calexmendez) August 25, 2016
Hill, if you’ll remember, took the college football world by storm as a freshman in 2014 when he threw for a A&M-record 511 yards in his first ever start. However, things unraveled for Hill as the season went on. After three straight losses exclamation marked with a 59-0 beat down at the hands of Alabama, Hill was benched in favor of Kyle Allen. One week later, Hill found himself in some hot water and was suspended for two weeks for “violating team rules”.
Forced to sit out the 2015 season after transferring to the Horned Frogs, it would appear Hill is ready to redeem himself, and in just a few days, he’ll have his chance to thrill the college football world once again.