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TCU OC Sonny Cumbie will call the offensive plays in 2017.

Cumbie has been the co-offensive coordinator with Doug Meacham for the past three years, but we're assuming he gets the title to himself now that Meacham left for Kansas. The Horned Frogs hired former Cal HC Sonny Dykes over the weekend, but that move apparently doesn't conflict with Cumbie's ascension to chief play-caller.
Source: ESPN
Jan 16 - 2:41 PM

TCU hired former California HC Sonny Dykes for a role yet to be determined.

This is a nice get for Gary Patterson, who essentially replaces co-offensive coordinator Doug Meachum (who left for Kansas) on the staff with Dykes. Dykes, an Air Raid guru, went 19-30 at Cal and 22-15 in the three years before that as the coach of Louisiana Tech.
Source: ESPN
Jan 16 - 12:22 PM

California fired HC Sonny Dykes.

The 47-year-old Dykes went 19-30 (10-26 Pac-12) in four seasons. The Bears regressed to 5-7 this season following the departure of No. 1 overall pick QB Jared Goff and his top six receivers. Speculation has the Bears targeting newly unemployed Chip Kelly, who wouldn't have to send the moving trucks far to get to Berkeley. Kelly went 33-3 in conference play at Oregon. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, who reported the firing, has also tossed out 31-year-old Cal OC Jake Spavital and Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox as potential Dykes replacements.
Source: Fox Sports
Jan 8 - 2:05 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill completed 18 of 27 for 146 yards and two touchdowns as well as 72 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground in the school's 31-23 loss to Georgia.

Hill flashed the same promise early in this contest that he did with Texas A&M, but the Horned Frogs fizzled out. Georgia was able to use a spy in the second half and force TCU in unfavorable situations with tackles for loss. Hill should be TCU's starting quarterback next year.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:04:00 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that he expects redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill (foot) to start against Georgia in the Liberty Bowl on Friday.

Hill continues to rehab a foot injury initially sustained versus Kansas State in the regular-season finale. "I don't think he's 100%," Patterson said, "but he's close." Hill has been incredibly up-and-down throughout the current campaign. Through 12 games, he has thrown for 3,062 yards (60.8% completions) with a 15/13 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 537 yards and nine additional scores.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 08:01:00 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill (foot) has returned to practice.

Hill injured his foot in a loss to Kansas State in TCU's final game of the 2016 campaign. Back in action now, with HC Gary Patterson saying, "He missed about the first half of [bowl] practices, and he’s been back a little bit. We’ll find out. He’s been running around." Foster Sawyer would draw the Liberty Bowl start against Georgia if Hill is not healthy enough to give that one a go on December 30.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:15:00 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill was 5-of-11 passing for 52 yards in Saturday's loss to Kansas State.

He also rushed for 50 yards on seven carries. Hill started this game on the sidelines, but Gary Patterson changed his tune after watching starter Foster Sawyer go 12-of-25 for 86 yards and an interception. And so Hill was inserted despite an ankle injury to predictable results. We'd guess Hill will close out the year as starter in the bowl game.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 12:17:00 PM

ESPN's Mark Schlabach reports that Baylor is focusing it coaching search on California's Sonny Dykes.

Per the report, Dykes became the target after SMU's Chad Morris "elected to remain with the Mustangs on Tuesday." SMU officials coaxed Morris back by offering a contract extension "to increase his compensation package relative to the current market," according to the Dallas Morning News. Dykes, 47, is 19-30 in four years at California, including 5-7 this season. To be fair, he inherited the program at a low point and took his lumps while teaching it the Air Raid. San Francisco 49ers coach and ex-Baylor linebacker Mike Singletary and Arkansas State's Blake Anderson are two other current candidates for the Baylor job if Dykes doesn't work out.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 01:00:00 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill went 15-for-29 for 150 yards and an interception in a 31-9 blowout win over TCU on Friday.

Hill was once again ineffective through the air, but he redeemed himself in exploiting Texas' issues against the run. Hill scrambled around for 78 yards and ran for two touchdowns on a 6.0 ypc average. The Horned Frogs (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) became bowl eligible with the victory. They host Kansas State in the regular season finale next week.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 07:26:00 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson expressed his empathy for the precarious job situation of Texas HC Charlie Strong.

"I think Charlie’s a good man, a great football coach. It’s hard to see anyone go through that, obviously," Patterson said. He was particularly taken by the support Strong has from his players, many of whom showed up for Monday's press conference and some of whom, reportedly, were actually considering boycotting Friday's game against Patterson's Horned Frogs in a show of support for their coach. Strong has said that such a boycott will not be happening, but that takes nothing away from the clear sentiment, here. Said Patterson, "If you watched any of that press conference, it’s obvious those kids have a relationship with those coaches. We recruited a lot of them. There’s a lot of good kids there." At 5-6, Texas will need to defeat TCU on Black Friday if they are to earn a bowl bid. The Horned Frogs are in their own tough situation -- though without the coaching uncertainty -- and hold a 5-5 record with contests against Texas and Kansas State.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 06:09:00 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill will start against Texas on Friday.

Foster Sawyer has come on to replace Hill in two of TCU's last three games, most recently in Saturday's 31-6 loss to Oklahoma State. In reference to that one, Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson said that "[t]he game was a little bit out of hand," hence Sawyer's entrance into the proceedings. For his part, Hill has thrown for 2,860 yards (61.9% completions) with a 15/12 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 409 yards and seven additional touchdowns. TCU (5-5) has two games remaining on their schedule and will need one victory against either Texas or Kansas State if they are to achieve bowl eligibility.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Cal HC Sonny Dykes and UNC HC Larry Fedora are "the two names most prominently mentioned at Baylor," according to CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd.

Dodd mentions Fedora's name has also come up at LSU. It is worth mentioning that many coaches who come up in conversation via the media are frequently angling for more money from their current program, but we do know Baylor will have a new coach in 2017.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:11:00 AM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill threw for 244 yards and ran for 85 more in a 62-22 upset victory over 17th-ranked Baylor on Saturday.

Perhaps more importantly, the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder didn't turn the ball over once. Hill hit Taj Williams for 37-yard touchdown on TCU's second play, and the Horned Frogs kept running from there, the first of 31 consecutive points. TCU HC Gary Patterson benched Hill for Foster Sawyer last week, but we'd guess that Hill bought himself some leash today. TCU (5-4, 3-3) has a bye before hosting Oklahoma State on Nov. 19.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 08:14:00 PM

TCU redshirt junior RB Kyle Hicks rushed for a career-high 192 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-22 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

Baylor scored almost immediately. After that, it was all TCU. They scored 31 unanswered points in the first half and went on to hand Baylor its worst home loss since 2005. Hicks finished one touchdown short of LaDainian Tomlinson's school record set in November 1999. In that one, Tomlinson ran for 406 yards against UTEP to set what was then the single-game major college record.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 08:09:00 PM

TCU started redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill Saturday against Baylor.

He'll be on a short leash. Redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer replaced a benched Hill last week.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 04:22:00 PM


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