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In TCU's regular season finale at Lupton: the seniors say their official goodbyes, but their journey at Lupton, as well as the season, is very far from over...

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Trey Teakell has been apart of this team since 2011. That's a year before I graduated. So in my eyes, he's been there since basically forever. I don't want to keep harping on my pipe dream to use strictly bullpen guys for some of, if not the entirety of the Big 12 tournament, but today, of all days, I ask this: Why not let Teakell start? Maybe get a little Travis Evans with it later in the game? There's no listed starter yet, so on a day where I'm firing off Mad Men finale predictions at the speed of a Chicago typewriter in my head, I'm making the bold assumption that this means Teakell will start.

We'll dive into thicker detail, and get into the real nitty gritty about lineups, pitching matchups, etc. once tournament time rolls around. But for now, one thing's on everyone's minds: and that's closing out a Big 12 Regular season title this weekend against Oklahoma to hopefully secure a National Seed. It's still up in the air as to whether or not finishing atop your Power 5 Conference, with at most 10 losses, would warrant a National Seed, but apparently it is. We'll probably be talking about DBU vs. TCU for at least another week, so I'll stop myself before I beat this into the ground too much. The best outcome for both of these teams is for Ole Miss to take their series against A&M this weekend, thus taking a National Seed from the SEC and (likely) giving both DBU and TCU a National Seed.

Either way, this is o.c. from GoFrogs.com about all the wonderful things our seniors have done. Congrats, guys!
    • Tuesday we will honor eight special members of the Horned Frog family who are all playing their final regular season home game.
    • Trey Teakell has been at TCU for five seasons, redshirting in 2011 before becoming an integral part of the pitching staff in 2012.
    • Preston Morrison, Keaton Jones, Derek Odell and Travis Evans made immediate impacts as freshmen in 2012, helping lead TCU to its first-ever road NCAA Regional championship and an NCAA Super Regional.
    • The quintet helped usher in the Big 12 era after spending their freshmen campaign as members of the Mountain West.
    • Cody Jones stepped onto campus for the 2013 season. He has started every game over the course of his three seasons.
    • Garrett Crain and Jeremie Fagnan transferred in as juniors in the fall of 2013 and played huge rolls in helping guide TCU to a berth in the 2014 College World Series.
    • Over the last four years, the seniors have seen TCU make history.
    • As freshmen, TCU won the 2012 Mountain West Conference regular season championship and the 2012 NCAA College Station Regional while appearing in the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional.
    • In 2013, the group helped usher TCU into the Big 12 Conference where they qualified for the Big 12 Tournament.
    • In 2014, the Frogs made history as TCU earned its first-ever national seed.
    • The Horned Frogs claimed the 2014 Big 12 Tournament title, the 2014 NCAA Fort Worth Regional title, hosted an NCAA Super Regional, earned their second-ever berth to the College World Series on its home field and finished ranked fifth nationally.
    • This season, TCU has been ranked in the top eight all season long and spent six weeks ranked No. 1 in at least one poll.
    • In Trey's five seasons on campus, TCU has amassed 179 wins.
    • The quartet of Preston, Keaton, Derek and Travis have guided TCU to 156 wins.
    • Cody has been an integral part of 116 wins in his three years.
    • Jeremie and Garrett have witnessed 87 wins over the last two seasons.