TCU has elevated former standout Kenny Hill to quarterbacks coach, according to head coach Gary Patterson. Inside receivers coach Doug Meacham will add the title of offensive coordinator. Meacham was the primary playcaller in 2020.
Hill replaces former QBs coach and offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, who left TCU after seven seasons to take the offensive coordinator job at Texas Tech.
Patterson pointed to the support that Hill will have from a robust staff around him. Patterson hired former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill in a role he referred to as "head coach of the offense" last season. He also added former D-II national champion head coach Tim Beck as an analyst in 2020.
"It was easy for me to be able to hire a younger guy like Kenny with having two guys like that who are behind the scenes that can help mature all the little things so we don't miss out on the little details," Patterson said. "But we have a guy who is a great recruiter and has a great relationship with Max [Duggan]. That was an easy decision."
Hill played quarterback at TCU in 2016-17 and led the Horned Frogs to the Big 12 Championship Game. After a season on practice squads with the Oakland Raiders and Montreal Alouettes, the Southlake Carroll product served as a graduate assistant in 2019 and analyst in 2020 at TCU.
Now, Hill is tasked with reinvigorating an offense that has struggled mightily since he graduated. The Horned Frogs ranked No. 99 in passing offense last season with second-year starter Max Duggan. In addition to Duggan, TCU added four quarterbacks in the 2021 recruiting class: Oklahoma transfer Chandler Morris and freshmen Sam Jackson, Alexander Honig and Trent Battle.
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