1. Trevone Boykin, Sr. QB. It’s been quite the year for Boykin, who many thought would be putting up the type of receiving numbers Doctson did instead of throwing to him this time last year. The dual-threat quarterback proved he is among the best football players in the country last season when put in TCU’s new offense, finishing with TCU records of 3,901 yards and 33 touchdowns through the air. That’s on top of 707 yards and eight scores on the ground. A favorite for the Heisman Trophy entering 2015, no Horned Frog has come as close to getting the school’s second Heisman since LaDainian Tomlinson finished fourth in 2000, and no Frog has won since Davey O’Brien in 1938. No pressure.
Behind Kohlhausen sits a pair of redshirt freshman QBs in Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein. The former is a three-star recruit considered among the best QBs in the state out of Fort Worth All Saints; the latter was also highly touted and the former District 9-3A MVP from Decatur who picked TCU over Harvard. Neither of these guys has surpassed the other just yet, and both present intriguing options if called upon, but the focus for now remains on what Boykin can accomplish in his final year.
With all of this attention coming his way fast, and early, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Wright must try to have as much perspective as possible as this process has landed upon him much earlier than he expected.
"I don’t really know what’s next for me. I’m just going to go with the flow for now," Wright said. "If a school wants me to visit, then I will try to visit. For now, that’s all."
No one spoke on the record to the newspaper to confirm it, but nobody denied it, either. If the school gets the go-ahead, it’ll be the second in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The News reports that TCU would provide the money, while the UNT Health Science Center will bring "the know-how."
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TCU: Since TCU is sitting just below Baylor, I guess we can call them Co-Sixth Place Champions, right Bowlsby? The Horned Frog is actually a Phrynosoma or "Horned Lizard" that is known for freezing in position and using camouflage to hide when cats, dogs, birds or anything is near. When severely threatened, the lizard will rupture blood vessels around its eyes to secrete blood and confuse enemies. The mascot costume looks decent enough, but isn't very kid friendly.
Buoyed by its football and baseball teams, TCU made the biggest jump in the all-sports standings from 10th last year to sixth.The Horned Frogs’ football team was the Big 12 co-champion before crushing Mississippi, 42-3, in the Peach Bowl. The Horned Frogs’ baseball team made the semifinals of the College World Series before losing to Vanderbilt.
Texas A&M needs Texas a lot less than Texas needs the Aggies. Texas now closes its regular season with TCU. A few years ago, TCU was in, what? The Big West? Conference USA? Go West? I don’t even remember.