FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU is in the midst of a heated quarterback competition. But after the Horned Frogs’ final spring practice Tuesday, coach Gary Patterson tipped his hand on a leader.
“I’d say Shawn [Robinson] probably has the edge since he’s been here,” Patterson said. “But we’ve got a long way to go with all the quarterbacks.”
The sophomore from DeSoto, Texas, is competing with Penn transfer Michael Collins and redshirt senior Grayson Muehlstein for the starting job. But while Robinson is the current favorite, it’s by a slim margin.
“He’s been through it preparing as the backup last year,” Patterson said.
Robinson spent the 2017 season working behind senior Kenny Hill, who led the Horned Frogs to the school’s first Big 12 title game. When Hill was injured, the former DeSoto and Denton Guyer standout started one game and led the Horned Frogs to a 27-3 win against Texas Tech. Robinson passed for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman and added 159 rushing yards in five games.
However, Collins has not made things easy. Robinson said that Collins has impressed him during spring camp and kept him on his toes. The transfer won three state championships and is Connecticut’s all-time high school leader in touchdown passes.
TCU will release a spring depth chart in the coming days, and Robinson likely will be on top. However, Patterson said the quarterback battle will last until game week of the Horned Frogs’ Sept. 1 opener against Southern.