Cumbie Meets With the media

Cumbie Meets With the media

New TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie met with the media on Sunday as the Frogs' reported to fall camp.

Sonny Cumbie is no longer an enemy to Frog fans. It was a tough day back in 2004 as TCU fans watched the former Texas Tech quarterback lead his Red Raiders to 70 points against a Gary Patterson-lead defense.

Now, it's his job to help revitalize the Frogs' offense out of the Big 12 cellar and average more than 20 points per game.

He's also responsible for the biggest question on every Frog fan's mind heading into fall camp; who will start at quarterback?

The Frogs boast a talented group of signal callers led by junior Trevone Boykin and senior transfer Matt Joeckel. Add in highly-touted true freshmen Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein along with redshirt freshman Zach Allen and it's easy to see Cumbie won't have an easy decision.

Cumbie has already given his expectations to his quarterbacks on what he's looking for.

"I laid it out in black and white and said this is what we're evaluating on and what we're looking for and these are the intangible things you can accomplish as a quarterback here during the first two weeks of camp that will allow you to be the starter," he said. "There's probably going to be five guys that are disappointed because I've got six guys in my room. Everyone of them wants to start. Being honest, this is what we're grading you on and this is what the starter is going to do. At the end of the day there's going to be some guys that are upset but they knew going into it how to win the job."

Cumbie is a self-proclaimed "patient" coach and plans to give every quarterback an opportunity to earn the job.

If anything, Cumbie isn't a fan of quarterbacking by committee.

"We'll figure out how it happens in two to two and a half weeks," Cumbie said. "We'd really like one quarterback to do it but we'll see how it goes. Right now I feel fine about it but as we get going a week or two in it then I'll get a little anxious."

"We're going to ask our quarterbacks to make smart decisions and get the football to guys who can make plays. The biggest thing is to make the right decisions."

See what else the coach had to say in the video below.

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