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12/18/2013

Good/bad news on TCU quarterback situation

1171295Now that TCU has remade its offensive staff by hiring a pair of new coaches - Doug Meacham of Houston and Sonny Cumbie of Texas Tech - they still need a quarterback they can agree on.

Do not expect a consensus between Trevone Boykin or Tyler Matthews. TCU will not be enjoying the services of two of the team's "bigger" recruits in the spring.

According to his high school coach, All Saints Episcopal quarterback Foster Sawyer remains firmly committed to sign a letter of intent to play for TCU in 2014. Sawyer, however, will not be enrolling in the spring.

The other "big" TCU QB recruit, Grayson Muehlstein (pictured) of Decatur, also remains firmly committed to TCU for signing day. According to his high school coach, Kyle Story, Muehlstein explored trying to graduate from high school early to enroll at TCU and participate in practice with the team in the spring of '14.

Story said Muehlstein could line up the necessary course work to finish early. Story said this was not an issue of grades, but rather course work completed.

Both Muehlstein and Sawyer are scheduled to be at TCU in the summer for the start of practice, but they will not be learning the offense any earlier.

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EA

This article is as news worthy as the sun rising in the east. I sincerely hope you aren't a journalism professor. Or maybe it's reasonable to expect the headline to foreshadow the content. Not impressed....

The Reality

Seems like TCU has some outstanding choices. One you forgot to mention is Zach Allen, redshirt freshmen, according to Go Frrogs, "Zach Allen (6-3, 194, Fr.) from Temple, Texas, Allen was the District 8-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player and the Class 5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior at Temple. He passed for 2,175 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 941 yards and nine scores despite playing just nine games." Picked TCU over a number of ACC schools.

So with Boykin, Matthews, Allen, Sawyer, and Muehlstein TCU's new offensive coordinators, whom know how to develop Big 12 QB talent, have top rated athletes to chose from to take TCU back to the level TCU once had at QB when they had Andy Dalton.

Most likely TCU will need two maybe three ready as we have seen in the Big 12 these last seasons that depth is very much required for the QB position. However, every team wants that one magical QB that has potential to win the Heisman.I hope one of these guys is that magical talent for TCU. Go Frogs!

The Reality

Seems like TCU has some outstanding choices. One you forgot to mention is Zach Allen, redshirt freshmen, whom according to Go Frogs, "Zach Allen (6-3, 194, Fr.) from Temple, Texas, Allen was the District 8-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player and the Class 5A Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior at Temple. He passed for 2,175 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 941 yards and nine scores despite playing just nine games." Picked TCU over a number of ACC schools.

So with Boykin, Matthews, Allen, Sawyer, and Muehlstein TCU's new offensive coordinators, whom know how to develop Big 12 QB talent, have top rated athletes to chose from to take TCU back to the level TCU once had at QB when they had Andy Dalton.

Most likely TCU will need two maybe three ready as we have seen in the Big 12 these last seasons that depth is very much required for the QB position. However, every team wants that one magical QB that has potential to win the Heisman.I hope one of these guys is that magical talent for TCU. Go Frogs!

Don't Sleep on Zack

Certainly Trevone has experience and wheels.

Supposedly Tyler has a great arm (we never hear anything about him).

But if I was an OC, I think I might be partial to Zack Allen. He runs like a gazelle throws bullet passes with a very quick release (he kinda reminds me of Johnny Manziel).

I know he's not as highly rated as Matthews, Muehlstein or Sawyer but neither was Andy Dalton.

If you want to give a defensive coordinator nightmares, have a QB that loves to run, but is just as happy throwing on the run (aka. Johnny Manziel)

chi omega

Why don't you like Casey! He is tall, very nice, and everybody likes him! Casey is a hero. Why don't you like him!

Rob Tentoy

Chi Chi, Pachall isn't part of the future equation. He (somehow) graduated and has no eligibility left.

Besides, he apparently lost all his football ability when he got off the drugs and booze.

ponyboy

Its laughable to think TCU's problems are limited to who will be the QB. TCU is going to be lousy for a while. Welcome to the big time.

Golfdog

Ponyboy (obvious smu troll), did you really just say "welcome to the big time?" Watch ESPN a few times, catch up on TCU's resume of 2 BC$ bowls, multiple big-time victories over BC$ teams like ou, clemson and tx.

Rob Tentoy

As long as SMU exists, TCU will never be the most pathetic football program in the DFW area

Conrad Stonebanks

TCU needs globs of help to be any good. The Casey Pachall chapter has set them back. It has tarnished the school's reputation. TCU bet on him being able to play big for them and kinda bet the future on it. I'm betting TCU is going to be mediocre for a very long time to come. I guess my hope for them at this point is they take the high road regarding recruiting only 'good kids' and making sure their kids and their program stay out of trouble for a very long time. If you can't be any good, or only mediocre, at least you can run a very clean program. Regardless, you can kiss having a serious winning program away for a long time.

Rob Tentoy

Conrad, I largely agree (and have probably been TCU & Pachall's biggest critic/detractor for the last year), although I don't think it will be a very long time. There were huge holes that were filled with young guys, lousy coaching on offense, and despite what others say, I think the Pachall thing affected the locker room as well.
Fresh start, and barring any more stupid BS like the last 2 years, TCU should be at least contending on a Texas Tech level within 5 years. They won't be bottom dwellers for long.

But yeah, the entire Pachall affair this year made them a lousy team as well as just stupid. They wanted some Hallmark channel redemption story so badly, they basically threw the season down the drain.

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