Last April, the arrival of former Texas A&M quarterback and Johnny Football's number 2, spiced up TCU's quarterback race. And by spice up, we mean everyone assumed TCU finally had a quarterback. There wasn't even much of a debate as to whether Joeckel would start, it was more about how he'd fit into TCU's new offense. It's now late August, and while Joeckel hasn't disappointed, Trevone Boykin has just made things more interesting.
Patterson says both will play during the Samford game, and the race will go from there. The narrative of a two-quarterback is not only familiar, but as we saw last season, it's deeply unpleasant. So here's a modified version of the debate we had in the spring.
Easing the Transition: Matt Joeckel
Go With Experience: Trevone Boykin
How Soon is Now?
After two years of offensive misery, TCU fans have rightfully become impatient. Regardless of Pachall's injury, having two quarterbacks didn't work last season. So the idea of Joeckel coming in, thereby allowing Boykin to play receiver and the young guys to learn the system seemed too perfect. Now Boykin's giving Joeckel a run for his money. If TCU wants to stick with two guys past the Samford game, should the fans trust in the new system? Maybe Meacham and Cumbie have something special up their sleeve.