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Thursday Links O' War: February 12, 2015

Paul Dawson addresses his "character issues," and it was a tough Wednesday for basketball.

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NFL draft diary: TCU's Paul Dawson fighting negative perceptions | USA Today

USA TODAY Sports has assembled a talented team of prospects to chronicle their paths to the NFL draft. Today's entry is from TCU linebacker Paul Dawson, who led the Horned Frogs with 136 tackles (80 solo, 20 for loss) as a senior in 2014 and is a potential first-round draft pick.

Paul Dawson says "character concerns" are "hurtful" | NBC Sports

Former TCU linebacker Paul Dawson, regarded by NFL Media’s Mike Mayock as the top player at his position entering the draft, has written a draft diary for USA Today.  In the entry, Dawson addresses the vague notion, as separately perpetrated by Lance Zierlein of NFL Media, that Paul Dawson has character concerns.

TCU's Paul Dawson addresses failed drug test, character issues |

Texas Christian's Paul Dawson, one of the top linebacker prospects available in the 2015 NFL Draft, is expecting his share of questions about his character next week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Patterson promotes position coaches to co-defensive coordinators | TCU 360

A week after longtime TCU defensive coordinator popsicle Bumpus announced his retirement, head football coach Gary Patterson promoted his linebackers coach DeMontie Cross and safeties coach Chad Glasgow to co-defensive coordinator, according to

How does Chris Hackett fit in Dallas? | Blogging the Boys

The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for that safety that most often has been described as a "unicorn". The ballhawk much like Sean Taylor, Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu. They are very few and far between. That is why scouts salivated at the thought of Matt Johnson after watching his college tape. Chris Hackett seems to fit that role.

Still looking for cornerbacks: the mid-rounders | Blogging the Boys

With White, we go back to the guys who check in at just 5'9".  Kevin also has the drawback of his arms measuring under 30". On the street you would not mistake him for a guy who is able to play corner in the National Football League for those reasons, but you would be incorrect in that assessment. White plays the position with an attitude that says he owns the football and he is able to go up and make a play at the high point in spite of not fitting into the ideal mold.

Men's Basketball

3 takeaways: TCU can't close gap after weak first half against Texas | Dallas Morning News

Despite Texas looking somewhat lethargic toward the end of the half, TCU found itself in a 15-point hole at the break thanks to a mix of poor TCU shooting and strong Texas defense, especially on the glass. The Frogs shot just 27.3 percent from the field in the half, hitting only six field goals.

TCU again no match for Texas' height, length | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU’s first loss to Texas, by 18 points in January, looked like a blip at the time in a reasonably competitive season.

TCU Falls Short Wednesday At Texas |

A furious second half rally Wednesday pulled TCU within seven midway through, but Texas was able to withstand the run, defeating the Horned Frogs, 66-43, at the Frank Erwin Center.

Women's Basketball

TCU women start slow, never recover at Kansas State | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Zahna Medley led five Horned Frogs in double figures with 21 points and eight assists while going 7-of-14 from the field and 4-of-9 from 3-point range.

TCU Falls At Kansas State, 93-79 |

The TCU women's basketball team couldn't shake a slow start in a 93-79 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday evening at Bramlage Coliseum.


Talking TCU Baseball Debuts Thursday |

The Talking TCU Baseball with Jim Schlossnagle radio show presented by Roger Williams Automall and Meridian Bank Texas, airing from 6-7 p.m., is set to debut Thursday night from The Woodshed.

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