In more good-news-happy-fun-Monday land, Gary Patterson updated everyone on TCU’s quarterback situation. Shawn Robinson is set to have season-ending surgery, and Michael Collins will be the starter moving forward.
Robinson had been banged up for most of the season, but suffered what appeared to be a significant injury in the final moments of TCU’s game against Iowa State. He was down on the ground for several minutes, before being helped off the field, as trainers stabilized his left arm.
Robinson, a sophomore from DeSoto, had thrown for 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns this season, but had also thrown eight interceptions and fumbled the ball multiple times. He was benched midway through the second quarter against Oklahoma, in favor of Michael Collins.
Collins, a redshirt sophomore, and transfer from Penn, went 4-5 for 89 yards and two touchdowns to close out the half, cutting TCU’s deficit from 28-7, to 28-24 at the midway point of the contest.
He would go just 3-12 in the second half though, with an interception, as TCU ultimately fell to the Sooners 52-27.
As the starter, Collins will work to help salvage TCU’s season, as the Frogs currently sit at 3-4 and are looking to get to six wins with five games to play. He’ll be without KaVontae Turpin for at least the Kansas game, and possibly beyond, after the wideout was arrested for alleged assault on Sunday.