TCU coach: Following Johnny Manziel was bad for Kenny Hill

Quarterback Kenny Hill is starting over this year when he takes the field for the TCU Horned Frogs. However, it seems like one of his coaches believes he didn’t get a fair shake during his career at Texas A&M.

Hill took over for Johnny Manziel with the Aggies just two years after he won the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt freshman. TCU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham talked about how it wasn’t fair for everyone to assume he was going to the same player Manziel was for two seasons.

It’s kind of unfair,” Meacham said, per Sports On Earth. “You’re a young kid, you roll into a school where the Heisman Trophy winner is a guy that misses meetings and does whatever he wants to, and in your mind, you think, ‘Well, that’s just how you’re supposed to do it.’ So, I don’t think that helped him a whole lot.”

Head coach Gary Patterson later talked about one reason why he might have decided to leave College Station for Fort Worth.

“[Kenny] needed to get out of the limelight. He needed to get back to just being Kenny Hill, the kid I recruited out of high school,” Patterson said.

Now, Hill is expected to take over for the Horned Frogs this year and should make a big impact for the team. TCU opens the the season on Sept. 3 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.

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