TCU football coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday that, to the best of his knowledge, Kenny Hill remains the Horned Frogs’ starting quarterback.
But he acknowledged fans “may see both” Hill and backup Foster Sawyer, who replaced Hill during crunch time of last week’s 27-24 loss to Texas Tech in double overtime, when the Frogs meet No. 13 Baylor in Saturday’s matchup in Waco (2:30 p.m., KDFW/Ch. 4).
Because quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie missed a Monday meeting to attend a family funeral, Patterson said during Tuesday’s news conference that he had yet to discuss the game plan at quarterback with Cumbie and co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham. But he said neither of his assistants had alerted him of plans to tweak the lineup, causing Patterson to offer this response when asked the identify of TCU’s starting quarterback.
“I’d probably say Kenny is right now,” Patterson said. “You may see both, anyway.”
Sawyer, a sophomore from Fort Worth All Saints, replaced Hill after the Texas A&M transfer threw a third-quarter interception in the Tech end zone during a 10-10 game. Sawyer led the team on two scoring drives, including a touchdown pass in overtime, but completed just 6-of-17 passes in place of Hill, a Southlake Carroll graduate who has thrown 13 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions as the Frogs’ starter this season.
“That position, it’s a very high standard,” Patterson said. “It’s not just TCU. It’s anywhere in the country.”