TCU will go into the 2019 season with a different starter at quarterback than they did in 2018 after Shawn Robinson announced he would be transferring from the program.
Robinson came into the year with high expectations. Head coach Gary Patterson even took the true sophomore to Big 12 media days, something he even admitted was incredibly rare. However the head coach cited Robinson’s maturity and preparedness for moment.
Robinson started TCU’s first seven games this season and completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,334 yards and nine touchdowns, but he struggled with turnovers, including eight interceptions. He rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns as well before suffering an undisclosed season-ending injury.
In place of the former four-star prospect, sophomore Michael Collins took over and helped the Horned Frogs down the stretch before suffering an injury of his own in the second-to-last game of the season against Baylor. Despite winning three of the last four games, Collins didn’t light the world on fire either, finishing the season completing 56% of his passes with six touchdowns to two interceptions.
Collins will go into next season in a battle for the starting job with Justin Rogers, a former five-star prospect who redshirted this season as he dealt with a knee injury suffered in high school.
It’s believed the Horned Frogs will be on the market for a graduate transfer to also compete with Collins and Rogers next season.
**Sign up here for our HCS weekly e-mails for a chance to win FREE Heartland College Sports and Big 12 team gear!!**