QB Kenny Hill aims to be resilient, not perfect



TCU quarterback Kenny Hill celebrates a win over Arkansas with fans after an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

By Kristen Clarke

Last season quarterback Kenny Hill’s goal was perfection, any mistake in a game would appear to rattle him for the rest of play.

This season, head coach Gary Patterson is working to break that mindset.

“He felt like he had to be perfect,” TCU head coach Gary Patterson said, “You just need to throw it so they can catch it.”

For his part, Hill is learning to bounce back after a mid-game mess up.

“I mean you throw an interception or something you just bounce right back,” Hill said. “It’s nothing, you move onto the next play.”

Last year, Hill averaged a 61.1 percent completion rate. This season his completion percentage is 72.2 percent so far, he has four touchdown throws and two interceptions. But he’s not done thinking about how to make those stats even better.

“I think I can make decisions faster,” Hill said.  “And get us in the right plays in different situations. Those are two things I can get better at.”

Patterson is optimistic and remains faithful in regards of TCU’s underdog reputation.

“Understate, overplay,” Patterson said. “We’ve made it here 20 years understating and overplaying. I don’t see any reason to change that way of doing things.”

TCU plays SMU at home for family weekend, kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.