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The Birth of Boykin: How Trevone Made the Leap from 'Athlete' to Star TCU QB | Grantland

This is one of the better pieces I've read about Boykin's journey. Very solid stuff.

For a while, most of the usual assumptions about quarterbacks with Boykin’s borderline profile held true: Though he made 15 starts in 2012 and ’13 in relief of the suspended and then injured Casey Pachall, Boykin also spent large swaths of those seasons “maximizing his versatility“ as a running back, wide receiver, and Wildcat QB.

TCU and Baylor are great, but the Big 12 is mostly butt | Deadspin

A pretty honest, and sarcastic, assessment of the Big 12.

The mediocrity of the conference is partially masked by the fact that they have two playoff-capable teams in Baylor and TCU, one of which, thanks to their Big 12 schedules, will probably go undefeated this year. The rest of the teams range from “good” to “HAHAHAHAHA.” The league is a shell of what it once was and that’s not going to change this year.

Five bold predictions for the TCU Horned Frogs in 2015 | Dallas Morning News

Some are more bold than others.

3. Aaron Green becomes major NFL prospect. Running backs don’t get the same kind of love they used to in the NFL draft, but Green should find himself near the top of plenty of draft boards in 2016. He was thrust into the spotlight when B.J. Catalon was injured and eventually became TCU’s top rusher, but he didn’t just come out of nowhere. He was the No. 8 running back prospect in the nation coming out of San Antonio, and he appears to be peaking at the right time.

TCU linebacker jobs remain 'wide open deal,' but some pieces falling into place | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Freeze seems to be the real deal.

Freshman Mike Freeze and junior Sammy Douglas are getting first-team snaps, but Patterson is still looking at Montrel Wilson, Ty Summers, and Alec Dunham. Wilson was back at practice after missing one week with an undisclosed injury.

TCU RB Green among 39 players chosen for Campbell Award watch list | FOX Sports

Trevone Boykin won the award in 2014, and joins Green on the list again this season.

Running back Aaron Green was among the 39 players who were picked to be on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list, given to the best offensive college football player from a Texas high school or junior college.

Former Frogs

Former DeSoto, TCU receiver Cameron White gets another chance at football through GoFundMe online fundraiser | Dallas Morning News

Hopefully he can stay healthy and see some playing time with Grambling.

Cameron White, who played for TCU but missed most of the last two seasons because of concussions, is now part of the Grambling State team as a postgraduate transfer. According to this story on thenewsstar.com, White started a GoFundMe campaign in May to raise the $2,200 for a class at Grambling that completed his undergraduate degree.