TCU, get on the phone.
Joeckel would not have to sit out one season because he graduated in December. He has one year of eligibility remaining. He clearly was never going to see the field again under head coach Kevin Sumlin, but for TCU he would be a nice bridge to high school signee Foster Sawyer.
Joeckel graduated from Arlington High, and originally was pursued by TCU. He spent the last two years organizing Johnny Manziel's little black book, and stocking Johnny Football with fresh burners.
At 6-foot-4, 234 pounds, Joeckel has the frame to play. He has experience of big-time college ball. He's older. He would be what TCU desperately needs - a quarterback with some experience who can play. If he could really play, A&M would never have let him leave but it doesn't mean he can't help a different program.
Joeckel would not be a savior, but he could be an upgrade.
Right now, Trevone Boykin and Tyler Matthews are the on-campus choices for the top QB spot. Boykin is better suited to catch or run with the ball than throw it.
UPDATE: According to Star-Telegram TCU beat writer Stefan Stevenson, Matthews is transferring thus confirming what I thought all along - the coaches knew he couldn't play.
Grayson Muehlstein of Decatur and Foster Sawyer, who are both high school seniors, are expected to compete for the job when fall practice begins.
Joeckel may not be the Heisman winner, but what TCU head coach Gary Patterson needs right now are viable options.
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