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Ex-Aggie QB Matt Joeckel could push for TCU starting job

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

Matt Joeckel completed 60 percent of his passes last season. (USATSI)
Matt Joeckel completed 60 percent of his passes last season. (USATSI)

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The revolving door of transfer quarterbacks continues to spin, especially at TCU where the Horned Frogs have both lost and added a signal caller in the span of one week.

Former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel confirmed his plans to finish his career at TCU via Twitter on Thursday night.

Joeckel earned his undergraduate degree in December and will be eligible to play in 2014. He fills an immediate need at quarterback for TCU after Tyler Matthews announced his decision to transfer from the program earlier this week.

Joeckel's departure from College Station was just made official on Wednesday, and according to ESPN.com's Jake Trotter the two-year backup to Johnny Manziel spent Thursday on TCU's campus before finalizing his decision.

"I have loved my four and a half years at Texas A&M," Joeckel said in a prepared statement earlier this week. "I am glad I had the opportunity to play for Coach Sumlin, Coach (Jake) Spavital and the rest of the coaches. I am proud to have my degree from the Mays Business School and I'll always consider myself a member of the Aggie family."

The loss of Tyler Matthews appeared to leave Trevone Boykin as the unchallenged No. 1 quarterback for TCU in the fall, but the addition of Joeckel could keep that competition running through fall camp.

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson brought in Doug Meacham from Houston and Sonny Cumbie from Texas Tech to be co-offensive coordinators of a new up-tempo scheme in the offseason -- one that should be familiar to the former Aggie quarterback.

 
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