TCU football coach Gary Patterson held his weekly news conference Tuesday in the Four Sevens Team Room.
This may seem like a strange way to open a feature devoted specifically to the position, but just for the record: Trevone Boykin is a 100 percent, full-time quarterback. It’s important to clarify, because his status hasn’t always been so clear-cut.
Now TCU (4-0, 1-0) is ranked ninth nationally, has been mentioned for a College Football Playoff spot and is playing in one of the country's marquee games once again this weekend Saturday at Baylor.
TCU coach Gary Patterson isn’t blaming quarterback Trevone Boykin for his fourth-quarter fumble Saturday because it was such a hard hit, but the coach expects his quarterback and the rest of the team to stop trying to get extra yards unnecessarily and leave themselves exposed.
TCU, which knocked off Oklahoma 37-33 over the weekend, could contend for the Big 12 title for the first time. The Horned Frogs were just 6-12 in their first two years of Big 12 play.
After putting the Big 12 and the rest of the country on notice last weekend with its victory against Oklahoma, TCU is bound to have heightened expectations for itself.
Trevone Boykin remembers that good feeling after his first victory as TCU's starting quarterback, and thinking then about the potential for the Horned Frogs.
This weekend, the Red River rivalry showdown is not even the biggest game in Texas. That distinction belongs to a matchup between No. 9 TCU (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) and No. 5 Baylor (5-0, 2-0), the league's last undefeated teams.
More negative headlines in Gainesville, and an opportunity for TCU, MSU
Saturday in a clash of the Big 12's final unbeatens, Boykin will attempt to keep rolling. While Petty will try to bounce back from the worst statistical outing of his career.
Gary Patterson has a Top 10 team at TCU for the first time since joining the Big 12 after brining down then-No. 4 Oklahoma, but that could all go away with another big test this weekend.
Through four games, TCU has spread the ball among its wide receivers. Josh Doctson leads the team with 19 catches, and four others have at least 13 receptions.
There are still moments when TCU coach Gary Patterson considers in his defense-first mind what a staggering linebacker-safety Trevone Boykin would make.
Patterson said that he holds no hard feelings for Briles and Baylor but acknowledged there is not much, if any, of a social relationship between the coaches.
Petty was asked about the Bears’ lofty ranking in the polls, but was surprised to learn that Baylor was ranked No. 3 overall in the Amway Coaches Poll.
Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, ineligible to play for OU this year, was on the Sooners sideline for the TCU game. When Mayfield was at Tech, he played under first-year TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie.
The TCU baseball team began preparations for the 2015 season Tuesday afternoon when they opened their fall practice schedule. The team will participate in 28 practice sessions over the next 45 days.