Doug Meacham, TCU’s offensive coordinator who was rumored to be Jake Spavital’s replacement during Texas A&M’s coaching search, threw a jab at the Aggie coaching staff and Johnny Manziel this week according to David Ubben at Sports on Earth. Meacham on former A&M QB Kenny Hill’s comeback after transferring to TCU:
“It’s kind of unfair. You’re a young kid, you roll into a school where the Heisman Trophy winner is a guy that misses meetings and does whatever he wants to, and in your mind, you think, ‘Well, that’s just how you’re supposed to do it.’ So, I don’t think that helped him a whole lot.”
Meacham’s statement is not outrageous on its own until you consider the context of TCU’s own problems at the quarterback position. Quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely in 2012 after a failed drug test and DWI arrest. Pachall commented on the state of TCU’s football program in 2014 to the Star-Telegram.
It's rough right now. There is zero leadership. Nobody wants to step up and take charge of anything. It's rough.
Last bowl season, ESPN reported that QB Trevone Boykin was arrested and charged with a felony following a bar fight and alleged assault of a police officer. Boykin was suspended for the Alamo Bowl.
Glass houses and all that.