TCU QB Battle

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    Sources say the coaching staff reopened the QB position during the bye week.
    Sr QB- Casey Pachall 6'5 230 79/125 63.2% 10 TDs 4 ints 3 rushing TDs

    Pachall had a troubled past coming into this season being suspended last season because of drugs. The coaching staff gave him a chance and let him start to begin the season after beating out the younger Boykin. Pachall only really struggled in one game so far and was replaced by Boykin who looked great before going down to injury. With the Horned Frogs being 6-0 and the #3 team in the nation, a lot of people would ask the question, why? Well, two of the games have been won when it's come down to the wire. Last week against Oklahoma was one of them. Pachall is the more accurate of the two quarterbacks, no doubt, but the TCU has been a lot more focused on running the ball this season than everyone expected, so a really accurate QB isn't a necessity at this point. On top of that, Pachall has been known to miss receivers anyway, so how much of an asset is he really?

    RS So QB- Trevon Boykin 6'2 215 7/12 58.3% 2 tds

    Boykin has seen limited action so far this year. The one time he would of had any real opportunity to play, he got injured, but looked great before injury. Last year, as a Freshman, he looked better and better as the year went out even though his record as a starter doesn't reflect it. At the end of the day, he did better than anyone could have predicted, and after an entire offseason, he's finally ready to be a real contributor. The problem so far as been Pachall was perceived as the better choice for the offense. Every game so far, the TCU coaching staff had planned on passing more and more, but that just hasn't happened. With the dedication to the run game, it seems like Boykin will be better suited to play so they can use his speed to their advantage. Both QBs have the same arm strength for the most part, and Pachall is more accurate, but it's not by much.


    If the coaching staff does decide to make the change, it will be their fault if Boykin flops, or if the Horned Frogs drop a game. However, it will be the exact opposite if Boykin thrives in this run oriented offense and the team puts up even better numbers than they have so far. It's a high risk, high reward situation, and no one can really predict how it will play out. Regardless, the coach will be second guessed no matter what the decision is, but that's just part of being a coach. The rumor is right now that Boykin will get the start and play the 1st quarter and Pachall will play the 2nd. At that point, a decision will be made on who will play the 2nd half.
     
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