Kenny Hill was in a very tough position. How do you take over for the most dynamic player in school history? He definitely gave us a quick answer in the first game televised by the SEC Network in Columbia, South Carolina. He would throw for 511 yards (single game passing record) while completing 44 of 60 passes (most completions in a game in school history).
I believe everyone thought the Aggie quarterback situation was in good hands. What we did not know was this game would start a silent slide that would eventually have Hill benched seven weeks later. What happened? Was it preventable? Did the staff handle the situation properly or was this situation uncontrollable from the start?
After five games, Hill has a 4:1 touchdown to interception ratio, but after completing a season worst 51 percent of his passes in a win against Arkansas, Hill’s reign at quarterback was over three weeks later at the hands of Alabama. He would be suspended the week following and would never see the field again.
Hill would be granted his release in January and a few months later he was back in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area at TCU. Hill entered 2017 as the starting quarterback and has the Horned Frogs on the fringes of the in the Top 25.