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TCU News: Hill having a great camp, Hoops continues to roll

Gary Patterson had high praise for a trio of freshmen two weeks into fall ball.

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Patterson: Kenny Hill ‘better than a year ago’ and TCU’s clear No. 1 quarterback | The Star-Telegram

Shawn Robinson should push Hill all year, but in fall camp, an older, wiser, more-mature Kenny has taken the #1 job by storm. Also of interest - Ty Summers is better as a DE than an LB (which means he’s a beast at the rush end), Corey Bethley is pushing for the starter’s job, and Jalen Reagor and Kenedy Snell are more than living up to their billing. GP gives high praise to ‘Hachie as well.

TCU coach Gary Patterson erased any doubt Kenny Hill is the starting quarterback, telling reporters Friday that the senior is “better than he was a year ago” and clearly ahead of freshman backup Shawn Robinson.


“We’ll see what he does in the first ballgame and in the second ballgame and in the third ballgame,” Patterson said. “You don’t want to jinx him.”

Hill is at the helm of an offense that “has really come on,” Patterson said.

Three games every TCU fan should circle on the calendar; full 2017 season predictions | Sports Day

The measuring stick game I am most looking forward to is that one in Stillwater... will TCU ever win at Boone Pickens?

2. Oklahoma State. The Big 12 opener comes against the Cowboys, who will probably be ranked somewhere in the top 15 to start the season and might have the nation's best passing attack. Boone Pickens Stadium can be a difficult place to play, as TCU discovered in 2015.


Balanced Effort Leads TCU to 96-70 Win |

The Frogs failed to hit triple digits for the first time in three games, but won easily once again Down Under, as Kouat Noi and JD Miller had big games.

Noi was 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range. The Australia native competed in front of his father, who lives in Melbourne. Noi also added six rebounds and three assists.

“We came out early and put it on them pretty good,” said head coach Jamie Dixon. “We might have played too many minutes in stretches during the second half for some guys. I like how we passed it. We did some good things. We played some guys in different positions today. It allowed us to do some things with our versatility.”

After one rebound shy of a double-double in TCU’s game on Thursday, junior forward JD Miller accomplished the feat on Saturday with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.