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TCU names former player Jason Phillips linebackers coach | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Zarnell Fitch was also named defensive line coach. These are two incredibly solid hires to the coaching staff.

Phillips will replace DeMontie Cross, who left for the defensive coordinator’s position at Missouri. Phillips joined the staff last season as a graduate assistant. He was a four-time all-conference linebacker for the Frogs from 2005 to 2008.


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TCU adds 2 former players to Patterson's defensive staff | FOX Sports

Fitch and Phillips. Could be a cop show. Could be a phenomenal recruiting duo.

The school announced Thursday that Zarnell Fitch will be a defensive line coach after serving two seasons as the school's director of high school relations. Jason Phillips will be the linebackers coach after being a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs last season.

Trevone Boykin looks to rebound from arrest, suspension | ESPN

Watch the video. Boykin reminds us of how well-spoken he is, and how much he's learned from the incident in San Antonio.

"I was crushed, man," Boykin said. "Letting down my teammates, letting down the city of Fort Worth, the TCU community. I let down family. I let down friends. I was so hurt and devastated for the simple fact that I couldn't be out there with my team. Watching the game hurt even more, but I was so proud of them the way they fought back."

TCU announces staff changes | Dallas Morning News

Another take on the hires.

TCU made Zarnell Fitch's promotion to defensive line coach official Thursday -- but it's a role also occupied by Dan Sharp. Fitch joined the Horned Frogs' staff in June 2014 as director of high school relations. He was the head coach at Dallas' Lincoln High School in 2013 and played along TCU's defensive line from 2004-05.

Football Recruiting

John Curtis tackle Willie Allen chooses LSU over TCU | WGNO

Interesting reason for picking LSU.

Allen said he would like to play as a true freshman for head coach Les Miles and the Tigers.

Men's Basketball

TCU Ready for No. 19 Iowa State Saturday | GoFrogs.com

Iowa State is coming off of a big win over Oklahoma.

No. 19 Iowa State comes into Saturday with a 14-4 overall record, including a 3-3 record in league play after defeating previously No. 1 Oklahoma, 82-77. Against the Sooners, Georges Niang tallied 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc. Abdel Nader and Monte Morris added 20 points apiece, respectively.

Women's Tennis

TCU to host ITA Kick-Off Weekend | GoFrogs.com

It's a fantastic way to showcase TCU's talent.

The Horned Frogs are the No. 1 seed in the four-team pod and will face the fourth seed, No. 42 Houston, on Friday at 2 p.m., on the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts. TCU will also welcome No. 18 Ohio State as the No. 2 seed and No. 19 Pepperdine as the No. 3 seed, as the two teams will face-off on Friday at 10 a.m. The winners of each match will play on Saturday for a berth to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in Madison, Wisc., on Feb. 5-8.