McKinney and Austin Myers have been splitting time at left tackle all season, but McKinney has started the past two games.
“I knew exactly coming to a program like TCU and with the success that they’ve had with offensive tackles in the past, I knew exactly the type of competition I was getting myself into and I was all for it,” McKinney said. “And I’m still all for it obviously. That’s why I didn’t back away when the opportunity was presented to me. I’m happy with where I’m at.”
TCU was at or near the bottom of the Big 12 in several key defensive stats last season, and they’ve seen defender extraordinaire Kenrich Williams move on to the New Orleans Pelicans. JD Miller is one guy who knows that they need to step up on defense.
“Defense is just a big challenge,” Miller said. “Defensive end, having to guard the best players, it’s just a big emphasis. This year we’re going to need somebody cause one of our best defenders, Kenrich Williams, is gone. Somebody has to fill his shoes at that end.
“It’s something you’ve got to want to do. It’s not something someone tells you that you need to do. It’s something I do want to do. I feel like it’ll help our team even much more.”