TCU starting quarterback Kenny Hill is out against Texas Tech, and did not make the trip to Lubbock. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hill has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms throughout the week.
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Hill has started every game for the Horned Frogs this season. Through 10 games this season Hill has thrown for 2,279 yards with a 66 percent completion percentage. Hill has accounted for 20 total touchdowns through ground and air, as well as throwing for five interceptions.
While some in the TCU fan base have never fully warmed to Kenny Hill as the starter, it is hard to ignore what he has done this season. Hill has significantly cut down on the mistakes he made a season ago, and regardless of stats has TCU at 8-2. The Horned Frogs would not still be in contention for the Big 12 championship game if not for Kenny Hill.
True freshman Shawn Robinson will now step into the starting role for the game on Saturday in Lubbock. Robinson is a former four-star recruit who had offers from almost every major program in the country, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Texas A&M, USC, and Oklahoma State.
At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds Robinson is bigger than Hill, and is a better runner than Hill. However, Robinson has yet to see significant time this season in the passing game. So far this season Robinson is 7-10 for 99 yards and two touchdowns.
With Robinson now starting, junior quarterback Grayson Muehlstein will step in as the backup for the Horned Frogs. Patterson also confirmed that starting free safety Niko Small will miss the game on Saturday as well.
Coach Patterson also confirmed on Thursday that safety Niko Small and kicker Jonathan Song are also out against Texas Tech. Linebacker Travin Howard made the trip to Lubbock, but he is listed as questionable for the game.