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Football

TCU co-OC pulls name out of UNT contention | FOX Sports

Doug Meacham won't be heading to Denton to be UNT's next head coach. Does that mean he's staying in Fort Worth? Who knows.

With double-digit coaching openings, the rumor carousel is spinning and and confusion is rising. That's the case with the vacancy at North Texas where TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell are finalists.

There have been conflicting reports as to which one will take over as North Texas' head coach. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel appears to have ended the confusion. He reports that Meacham has removed his name from contention.

Texas' pursuit of TCU co-OC Sonny Cumbie hinges on North Texas hire | Burnt Orange Nation

The rumor is, Cumbie would leave if Meacham stayed, so he could be the playcaller somewhere. Of course, this is also a possibility:

A skeptic might conclude that someone in Cumbie's camp wants to use the possibility of making the move as leverage against TCU since his contract is believed to expire after this season. And that would be a reasonable conclusion.

Frogs will not jump gentle into that good night | Fort Worth Business Press

Nice piece that references Old Rip.

Under Coach Gary Patterson, the TCU Horned Frogs have become a nationally acclaimed gridiron powerhouse. People all over the country wonder how in the world a football team came to be named Frogs. Hoping that this column in Fort Worth Business might find its way into sports magazines and perhaps the Internet, I venture to offer this elucidation from my best selling Black Diamonds! Black Gold! The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, published by Texas Tech University Press in 1998.

8 Reasons Baylor Is SO Much Better Than TCU | The Odyssey

Pretty funny stuff.

Baylor is located in Waco, I mean how can you beat that? Check out that beautiful overview.

Men's Basketball

TCU coach sees new guard Malique Trent's play-making mindset in TCU's 3-2 start | Fort Worth Star Telegram

He's been fantastic for TCU to start the season.

“He’s not afraid to try to make a play when it means something,” Johnson said. “That’s a good thing.”

Trent, perhaps the most talented recruit in Johnson’s latest class, is second on the team in scoring and assists and first in steals during a 3-2 start for the Horned Frogs, who host No. 22 SMU (4-0) on Wednesday night. He has started every game and has played the third-most minutes.

SMU vs. TCU Preview | CBS Sports

SMU could be without a few starters for Wednesday night's matchup.

SMU was down two starters in its last game but managed to get by, and whether they'll remain out against its crosstown rival remains unknown.

The 22nd-ranked Mustangs hope to have Nic Moore back from injury at TCU on Wednesday night, but the details of Ben Moore's suspension remain unknown.

Women's Basketball

TCU women doomed by cold shooting at Butler | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Frogs drop to 5-2 on the season.

The TCU women’s basketball team shot a season-low 31.8 percent from the field Tuesday night, and Butler used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the Horned Frogs 65-53 at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

TCU Falls at Butler | GoFrogs.com

Tough loss for the Frogs, as they definitely could have beaten Butler.

Butler defeated TCU 65-53 at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night as the Frogs shot just 31.8 percent in the loss. Senior Zahna Medley had a team-high 13 points for the Frogs, hitting three three-point field goals in the game, and added five rebounds.

Football Recruiting

Horned Frogs impress one of nation's best WRs | ESPN

Stephen Sullivan was on hand to witness TCU's win over Baylor, which is huge.

ESPN 300 receiver Stephen Sullivan had been a long-time commitment to LSU, but he backed away from the pledge and decided to check out other schools. One of those schools is TCU, where Sullivan was on campus this past weekend for an official visit. Sullivan gave Fort Worth and his time with the TCU coaches high marks, especially since the Horned Frogs have said he could be the replacement for record-breaking senior receiver Josh Doctson. LSU has the in-state advantage with Sullivan and the Tigers might be tough to beat, but don’t overlook TCU in this battle.