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TCU News: Ty Slanina Out For Season With Broken Collarbone, Josh Doctson Named Big 12 Player of the Week

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Injury bug bites TCU yet again with starting WR Ty Slanina out for year | CBS Sports

Patterson confirmed the broken collarbone on Monday. He had 11 receptions and 134 yards on the season, good for third on the team.

A two-year starter at the team's "Y" position, Slanina started 12 games for TCU in 2014, finishing fifth among Frogs in both receptions and receiving yards.

TCU has flaws but shows it still has something special | ESPN

The Frogs aren't going anywhere quietly.

TCU’s several shortcomings were on full display Saturday. But so was their mettle.

Patterson eager to see pass rush with Lathan, Pierson in line up | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Pass rush will be huge moving forward this season. The D-line was already expected to be the strength of the defense.

“We’ve got a chance to get some guys back this week,” Patterson said. “If we can get Lathan back, get some guys healthy, that will help us.”

TCU's good fortune turned bad, and now its College Football Playoff run is in danger | SB Nation

It's just a matter of time until TCU drops a game, according to this.

This isn't to say TCU can't win those games. The Horned Frogs still have a talented team. But considering the attrition on defense, no objective observer can call TCU a favorite to get through that schedule unscathed.

TCU has become Texas Tech's personal torture chamber | FOX Sports

There are some pretty fun stats to dig through at the bottom of the article.

For the last two seasons, TCU has tortured Tech. A year ago it was a beat down of epic proportion, a 55-point shellacking in which the Horned Frogs blew up the scoreboard with 82 points. Last Saturday in Lubbock, the Red Raiders were cruelly done in by a late fourth-quarter, fourth-down tipped pass that dropped into the hands of Horned Frogs running back Aaron Green with one foot in bounds before falling out of the end zone.

Doctson's big day for TCU was far from perfect -- for him | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Man, this guy is driven.

“I had two drops,” the TCU senior receiver said. “I’m supposed to go perfect. My goal every game is going perfect — catch everything. It wasn’t a complete game. But we won.”

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TCU trio will be counted on to carry Horned Frogs' title hopes | ESPN

Kindred is really growing into a leader.

“It’s all about having faith,” said safety Derrick Kindred, one of the few starters on defense from last season’s 12-1 squad who remains healthy and productive on this year’s team. “Coach P does a great job of growing guys up into their roles. Coach P has a lot of faith, which we should, too. It doesn’t matter who is in, just know your role and get the job done.”

Doctson Tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week |

Doctson became the first TCU wide receiver with 10+ receptions in a game since Boykin had 11 receptions against West Virginia in 2013.

Doctson, selected Sunday as the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, had 18 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns. The 18 catches were the most in a game by an FBS player this season while tying TCU and Big 12 single-game records. Doctson is one of just four players since the start of the 2013 season to have 18 receptions in a game.

Football Recruiting

Video of TCU 5-Star QB Commit Shawn Robinson in Denton Guyer's Win vs. Keller |

Robinson didn't have to do too much in this game, but he's racking up impressive numbers and he's just a junior.

Guyer rode the power of its running game, so Robinson did not have to do much through the air, but as you can see in the above clips, he made several impressive highlight-worthy plays to fuel Guyer's 567-yard output.

TCU adds sixth ESPN 300 recruit | ESPN

The Frogs added a coveted defensive end last week.

TCU picked up another huge commitment last week from ESPN 300 DE Isaiah Chambers, who picked the Horned Frogs over Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas and Washington. This staff's strong efforts in Houston have really paid off big in 2016. All six of their ESPN 300 pledges hail from that area.