The TCU football team had their final scrimmage this morning and judging by Coach Patterson’s comments, TCU has a quarterback controversy. Or do they?
“Matt and Casey are neck and neck to be the starter,” Patterson said. “There’s no such thing as a backup. Matt moved the ball just as well, or better, than Casey did today.”
“The time being out hurt Casey,” Patterson said. “Matt got a lot better. That’s what you do. You don’t worry about the guy that’s not here. You make the next guys better; that’s what big programs are about.”
I don’t think the QB competition is as open as Patterson is letting on in these comments, at least not yet. I fully expect Casey Pachall to be under center at Baylor in 13 days. I expect Pachall to be the #1 QB for every TCU game this season. Coach Patterson is just using these quotes to keep both players motivated and let Casey know that he isn’t irreplaceable. If Pachall struggles through the first couple of games, then this becomes a different discussion. Until then, I have faith that Casey Pachall will do just fine for TCU.