Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kenny Hill is now a member of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs, and the reviews of him could not be more glowing. In fact, head coach Gary Patterson spoke to ESPN and went so far as to say that Hill was “awesome.”
“He’s been awesome. Had a great spring coming over for practices and has been working really hard in the offseason and going to class,” Patterson said. “I haven’t heard one bad thing. He’s been doing awesome.”
That’s certainly a far cry from the Hill fans came to know towards the end of his tenure in College Station. Soon after being benched for Kyle Allen, Hill was suspended for two games for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Shortly after the season ended, he was granted his release and in May officially transferred to TCU. Per NCAA transfer rules, he will sit out this season.
But that’s just fine and dandy for the Horned Frogs, who have a Heisman contender in senior Trevone Boykin. In his junior season, Boykin threw for 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns while also accumulating 707 yards on the ground for eight scores.
Hill’s presence thus accounts for a smooth transition under center once Boykin graduates in the spring. If early reports are indeed true, the Horned Frogs could once again be in contention for a spot in the College Football playoff and more.
TCU went 12-1 (8-1 Big 12) in 2014, its fifteenth under Patterson, and shared the Big 12 title with Baylor before going on to crush Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl. The team opens the 2015 season on September 3 with a visit to TCF Bank Stadium to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
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