Before leaving Fort Worth for the College World Series, TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle gave his team a direct piece of advice.
The Horned Frogs had just lost 3-2 to Virginia in 15 innings, and Schlossnagle, a longtime critic of the current college bat requirements, couldn’t help himself — not after watching his slugger Kevin Cron crush a ball in the third inning only to watch it die short of the warning track in left field.
The good-luck charm that helped the Horned Frogs win four of five postseason baseball games has slithered back into the right-field ivy at Lupton Stadium where he was first discovered during TCU’s 22-inning NCAA regional win in the early morning on June 1.
More than 43,000 fans packed TD Ameritrade Park to watch four of the best teams in the nation. During 24 innings of baseball, those fans saw an average of a run per hour.
Amon G. Carter Stadium is home to TCU, but for three days it is serving as the home football field for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Williamson had been at TCU since December 2000 where he served as offensive line coach until earlier this year. He was moved to a newly created staff position called director of player personnel of offense.