He is 500 miles away, a universe from the frat boys popping fireworks outside and the Chipotle on S. Hulen Street where they used to scarf down burritos. But Brandon Finnegan is still very near. He just sent one of his old TCU baseball teammates a Snapchat photo of himself wearing his Kansas City Royals uniform, right before Game 1 of the American League Division Series. That's Finny, constantly tethered to his phone, even when he's looking out at 45,000 fans piling into Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
Baylor and TCU first played each other in 1899, when both Christian schools were still located in Waco.
TCU had won at least 11 games in four of the five seasons before Carter signed with the program as a member of 2010 recruiting class. Even though it hasn’t been the journey he anticipated, with 11 total victories in the last two seasons, the fifth-year senior came to TCU to win games like last Saturday’s victory over Oklahoma.
The Horned Frogs are suddenly in the spotlight as they head to Waco for No. 9 TCU’s big showdown with No. 5 Baylor.
Many high schools currently run no-huddle styles, and Patterson switched to a similar style in part to keep things familiar for recruits.
Last week, Arizona, Mississippi, Mississippi State and TCU gave the AP Top 25 an extreme makeover with huge victories. This week, the Wildcats, Rebels, Bulldogs and Horned Frogs try to validate all that attention and prove they are more than October shooting stars.
Trevone Boykin remembers that good feeling after his first victory as TCU's starting quarterback, and thinking then about the potential for the Horned Frogs.
No. 5 Baylor faces its first true test of the season on Saturday against No. 9 TCU in a high-profile clashing of Big 12 titans.