Here's surprising news from head coach June Jones and SMU, a team TCU plays on Sept. 20 in University Park. Justin Willis, who has had his share of unmet expectations and off-field trouble, is No. 3 on the depth chart. The top two are freshmen Bo Levi Mitchell from Katy and Braden Smith from Rockwall.
The dispatch from The Associated Press:
DALLAS — If Justin Willis adds to his career lead in passing touchdowns at SMU, it probably won't be as the starter in new coach June Jones' run-and-shoot offense.
The two-year starter and former Conference USA Freshman of the Year is listed at No. 3 on the depth chart after Jones on Monday narrowed the starting quarterback competition to a pair of freshmen: Bo Levi Mitchell and Braden Smith.
"After going through all of the tapes, I felt like Bo and Braden had a better understanding of the offense," Jones said. "I think they're executing a little bit better, so we're going to give them the reps. We will continue to give the other guys reps too, but those guys will get the focus."
Jones said he told Willis to stay ready to play.