Bill Connelly is at it again, breaking down the TCU-Oregon matchup exclusively through advanced stats. What do they reveal? Get ready for a shootout.
And everyone rejoiced.
“I want to thank Charlie Strong and everyone at the University of Texas for the opportunity to be the offensive coordinator there,” Cumbie said in a statement released by TCU sports information. “It is a position that I have seriously considered and given much thought to. There are many factors that go into making decisions like this and after weighing them all, TCU is where my family is and I want to stay.”
Boykin would be the first Horned Frog to win the award, named after a Horned Frog.
Boykin, a senior, is a finalist for the second time in efforts to become the first quarterback from TCU to win the award named in honor of the Horned Frogs’ only Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Boykin, who ranks second nationally in total offense among FBS players (380.6 yards per game), joins Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson among the finalists and feels a special bond with the award’s namesake. The winner will be honored in a formal ceremony Feb. 15 at the Fort Worth Club.
I think it's also a ringing endorsement of the TCU program.
TCU fans will hail this as a sign of the state of its program, which is true; Cumbie’s decision is an alarming indictment on the state of Strong’s job security in Texas - which is officially zero. Once the coordinator’s head is chopped, the next to fall is the head coach.
Cumbie turned down the chance at a seven-figure job to be the lone play caller for Texas, which means he thinks there is a better chance at a better promotion by remaining a co-coordinator at TCU. That means he doesn’t like the players he would have available to turn around an offense that would “save Charlie’s job” in the one year he has remaining before he will be fired.
Five first teamers, three second teamers, and seven honorable mentions.
Defensive end Josh Carraway, wide receiver Josh Doctson, center Joey Hunt, safety Derrick Kindred and defensive tackle Davion Pierson were first-team picks.
He becomes the 16th commit of TCU's 2016 class.
Martin committed to TCU over offers from Arizona State, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida State, Miami and others.
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Martin is ranked as the No. 55 weak-side defensive end in the country and No. 44 overall prospect in the state of Louisiana, according to 247Sports Composite.
The Frogs had no problem earning their 12th consecutive home win.
The first half was all the TCU women needed to build a lead that Stephen F. Austin couldn’t surmount in an 88-55 win Wednesday night at the University Recreation Center.
TCU shot 71.4 percent from the field in the first half, hitting 20 of 28 shots, making the fourth time the Horned Frogs have surpassed the 60 percent mark in a half under coach Raegan Pebley, but first time in the opening half.