Count Kenny Hill as a Shawn Robinson fan.
Hill, the Frogs’ starting quarterback the past two seasons who is now a student coach, sees Robinson bringing a Trevone Boykin-like ability to extend plays to the offense this season.
“This dude, Shawn, is unbelievable,” Hill said. “He doesn’t even know what he’s doing yet, so just to see him each day he’s building more confidence, getting more comfortable with the offense. It’s been fun to watch, especially from last year as a freshman to now. It’s been cool.”
Eyes on the prize.
“I try not to pay attention to it,” Banogu said. “One of the better things I do is just putting my head down and getting to work since I got here. I don’t let the outside stuff dictate how I train. At the end of the day, you have to play football and make plays, I’m in the business of doing that.”
Banogu finished his junior campaign as the conference’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Big 12 first team.
There is a theme to 2018...
Elliott and his line teammates know there are some doubters that even call the offensive line the team’s weakest link; especially after losing four talented linemen. He and his teammates have used that as motivation to do what TCU has done so many times in the past; prove doubters wrong.
“We’ve exceeded my expectations to be honest; we knew there were some doubters out there but we’re ready to prove them wrong,” he said. “Everyone is very versatile; we’re not set on one person being a guard or anything like that. We have leadership; we have high energy and the chemistry is on fire right now.”
Using a ‘weak arm’ as a positive? Could be a long year in Lubbock.
With a weak arm, presumed 2018 starting QB McLane Carter is more adapt at utilizing the middle of the field, where as Shimonek preferred to work the ball deep and outside the numbers. While the 21-play drive is not likely to be replicated too often, there could be far more drives of a similar nature this year as Kingsbury plays to his team’s strengths which are expected to be the running game and the defense.
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