TCU head coach Gary Patterson has found his new quarterback, as according to multiple reports he named Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill his new signal caller on Thursday.
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Hill, who sat out all of last season after a rocky split from Texas A&M, will now be asked to fill the void left by the departure of Trevone Boykin. The Texas A&M transfer beat out sophomore Foster Sawyer for the right to be starter for the 13th-ranked Horned Frogs.
“It’s what he came here for,” coach Gary Patterson told reporters Thursday after practice. “Kenny has a lot to prove, but as I told him, our job is just to win. It’s not to put up big numbers, not to do anything else. Put the ball where it’s supposed to be, run the ball when you’re supposed to and get ready to play.”
Hill, a 6’1”, 205-pound junior from Southlake, Texas last played with the Aggies in 2014. In that season, he threw for 2,649 yards and 23 touchdowns with eight interceptions, while completing 66.7 percent of his passes.
For his career at A&M, Hill threw for 2,832 passing yards to go with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
TCU is coming off of another successful campaign, in which it went 11-2 overall and 7-2 in Big 12 action, while finishing in a tie for second place. The Horned Frogs ended their season with a thrilling triple-overtime win over Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
The Horned Frogs will open their 2016 season when they host South Dakota State on September 3.