When TCU hired co-offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie in the off-season, the message was clear.
Head coach Gary Patterson wanted a drastic change in offensive philosophy, a unit that could rival similar offenses in the Big 12 and the rest of the country.
Meacham and Cumbie have been entrenched in separate but similar offensive schemes, Meacham at Oklahoma State for eight seasons before spending 2013 as Houston’s offensive coordinator, and Cumbie as a starting quarterback and later assistant at Texas Tech.
Together, they hope to combine the best nuances of both to create an up-tempo, no-huddle attack that will help the Horned Frogs return to their former glory.
Head coaches and select players from each team meet for Big 12 Media Days on Monday and Tuesday in Dallas.
Meacham and Cumbie won’t be there. But soon after the conclusion of spring practice, the pair met for a joint interview to explain how they hope to transform the TCU offense.
To read the complete conversation, go to www.star-telegram.com/tcu. Here’s a condensed version of the conversation: