FORT WORTH, Texas – Scoring was at a premium, the quarterbacks didn’t look sharp, the defense was hitting and offensively they didn’t show much. But, TCU held their annual spring scrimmage on Saturday. Football in April – yup, it was a good day.
“I just wanted to get it over,” said TCU head coach Gary Patterson. “It was like 2014. We missed some plays – some deep routes…spring game that is it.
“All I care about on this day is that everybody got to play. We got a chance to enjoy the fans. We did a lot of work in the first 14 (practices).”
For many fans in attendance, it was the first chance to get a look at former four-star quarterback Shawn Robinson – a true freshman who enrolled early to partake in spring football. Robinson was in at quarterback for the lone TCU touchdown on the day.
“He was a little nervous. He overthrew a couple – he has to get better at that,” said Patterson. “That is what I like about the spring game. How do you act when there are people in the stands?”
Both Robinson and starting TCU quarterback Kenny Hill didn't have their full allotment of wide receivers. Patterson said the Frogs had five players out at the position - a group that didn't have the greatest day.
"We have to catch the ball better if we are going to win any ballgames," said Patterson, who saw his team have five or more drops.
Saturday's game featured a large list of recruits in attendance. Horned Frog Insider will start to make calls on Saturday night, but making an appearance was Justin Rogers, Trevon Moehrig-Woodard and Coy McMillon.