Gary Patterson told the media on Tuesday that TCU quarterbacks Kenny Hill and Shawn Robinson are both questionable for Friday’s regular season finale against Baylor.
GP says even Shawn is questionable. Any of the three QBs could play this week. Shawn and Kenny are questionable. Grayson Muehlstein is the healthiest QB on the roster.— PurpleMenace.com (@TCU_Rivals) November 21, 2017
This leaves third-string quarterback Grayson Muehlstein as the go-to guy, should Hill and Robinson miss the game Friday. Behind Muehlstein are walk-ons Karson Ringdahl, Asaph Zamora, and Jack Adams, along with Penn transfer Michael Collins. While it’s unlikely anyone behind the Mule will need to step in and play, the news of Hill and Robinson’s injuries are absolutely significant for the rivalry game coming up.
Sure, Baylor is 1-10 this season, but, as Patterson noted on Tuesday, “This is their bowl game.” Baylor will come ready to play, with an offense that has stepped up dramatically since freshman Charlie Brewer has stepped in at quarterback.
Let’s hope that either Hill or Robinson heal up enough to play on Friday.
Patterson wants someone to step up and fill Darius’ role
Patterson also noted that someone needs to step up and fill the hole left by Darius Anderson. Kyle Hicks is the obvious choice to be the bell cow, and it looks like he’s going to get the chance to do it.
Sewo Olonilua and Kenedy Snell also got some play in the backfield against Texas Tech, but they combined for five carries on the day. Of course, with the way Shawn Robinson ran, backup running backs weren’t needed much. If Robinson can’t go on Friday, Sewo and Snell will have to step up.
Patterson hates Friday games
Coach P spoke a bit about playing on Fridays, saying that playing on short rest tends to lead to more injuries. He also pointed out that an 11am game on Friday is almost like a game two days early, instead of just one. The Frogs essentially have four days to prepare instead of six.
GP expects Baylor to cut it loose
As stated above, Patterson understands that Friday’s game is a bowl game for Baylor, and he fully expects them to pull out all the stops. “They have nothing to lose,” said Patterson, and he’s preparing for all kinds of trickeration.