During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said that quarterback Kenny Hill is “probable to questionable” for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kick off against Texas Tech.
Patterson did not give any information on the extent of Hill’s injury, but he did add that true freshman Shawn Robinson may see plenty of reps the rest of the season. Robinson is a four-star prospect out of DeSoto, Texas, who held offers from LSU, Auburn, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan and several others. He’s already considered the quarterback of the future in Fort Worth.
While the defense has been the star of the show this season at TCU, Hill has improved as a senior, especially becoming more consistent. He’s completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,279 yards with 16 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Last week in a loss to the Sooners, Hill finished 13-of-28 for 270 yards with one touchdown.
But this is still a big blow for the Horned Frogs. And making matters worse is that running back Darius Anderson is already out for the rest of the regular season after suffering an injury against the Sooners last Saturday.
Patterson went on to add that on the other side of the ball, linebackers Travin Howard, Montrel Wilson and safety Niko Small are also “probable to questionable” for this weekend’s game in Lubbock. All three play significant roles on the best defense in the Big 12 and are in the top 8 on the team in tackles.
Remember, if TCU loses one of their next two games (Texas Tech, Baylor) and Oklahoma State wins out against the Kansas schools, then it’s the Pokes who are in the Big 12 championship game… which I believe is the last thing the folks in Norman want to see happen on December 2nd.