TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin added to his list of national honors Tuesday by being selected as the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week and a Manning Award Star of the Week.
TCU football coach Gary Patterson held his weekly news conference on Tuesday in the Four Sevens Team Room.
Just don’t get too attached to the rankings released Tuesday after about 10 hours of deliberation and discussion by the 12-member selection committee at the Gaylord Texan. They are guaranteed to change. Six of the Top 10 teams are scheduled to face another Top 10 team this season.
At the top of the projected bracket, Tuesday’s first round of College Football Playoff rankings arrived with all the surprise of a morning sunrise or an SEC frontrunner in the national title mix.
The selection committee’s first attempt at picking the four best teams to compete in the playoff failed to include Big 12 contenders TCU and Baylor. The Horned Frogs are in better shape than the Bears despite Baylor holding a head-to-head edge on TCU thanks to a 61-58 win in Waco.
An 82 point performance, albeit against defense-optional Texas Tech, helps put the Horned Frogs atop the conference power rankings, and solid performances in the next two games would likely keep them there permanently.
It will be waiting in Morgantown, W.Va., on Saturday when Patterson, a Kansas native, and the TCU Horned Frogs start another stage of the season — a championship drive, perhaps — with two road games in three weeks.
Coach Gary Patterson said the junior receiver was not expected to practice Tuesday but has gotten much better since leaving last week’s game in the third quarter with an ankle injury.
“I think his season’s over. It’s a shame,” coach Gary Patterson told reporters Tuesday
“For Trevone Boykin to be a guy who can move into the top three, we’re going to have to win a lot in the next five games. If we win, that means he probably has some great stats. He’ll then be a guy who’s had a great year and will be considered. It’ll be hard for him having such a late start."
Saturday in Morgantown, Trickett and Boykin will meet again, only this time as college football's arguably two most improved quarterbacks from last season.
The Heisman Trophy campaign for TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is not underway. Not officially, at least. Gary Patterson says that’s the last thing they’re pursuing right now.