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QB coach Cumbie, TCU recommit to Kenny Hill with positive results | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Strong words from a coach to a player can often have a solid impact. Looks like that’s what happened here.

“Coach Cumbie sat me down and told me, ‘We have faith in you. We just need you to go out there and be the same Kenny you were in the Arkansas game and the Oklahoma game,’ ” Hill said. “I have that fire and that drive. Show that, and your teammates will respond.”

Q&A: TCU safety Nick Orr proving value of versatility | ESPN

Orr is working hard to fill the leadership void in the secondary. If their recent play is any indication, it’s working.

First off, how’s the season going for you?

Orr: It’s going good. We’re just trying to get to a bowl game right now. That’s the main focus. I think I’ve been doing good these past few weeks. I’m just trying to be a leader they look up to, just trying to play well and lead the way for the younger people.

Carraway on Midseason Ted Hendricks Award Watch List |

The award goes to the nation’s best defensive end.

Carraway tops the Horned Frogs with 6 1/2 sacks and 9 1/2 tackles for loss. He is third in the Big 12 in TFLs and fourth in sacks. His 38 tackles are tied for the lead among TCU defensive linemen.

Men’s Basketball

TCU basketball lands Keller guard Nembhard, Australian forward | Fort Worth Star Telegram

This article was published prior to Kevin Samuel also signing his NLI.

Keller guard R.J. Nembhard (6-foot-4, 180 pounds), who is rated as the No. 71 recruit nationally by Rivals, joins Lat Mayen, a 6-8 small forward considered Australia’s second-best prospect by Both players received four-star grades from recruiting services.

TCU has commitments from two other players: Kevin Samuel, a 6-10 center from Houston’s St. Thomas Episcopal, and Andre Pierce, a 6-9 power forward from Lee College in Baytown. But only Nembhard and Mayen officially became Horned Frogs on Wednesday’s first day of the early signing period.

Dixon Era Begins Friday Night |

TCU takes on St. Thomas to open their season on Friday.

Fans not able to attend the non-conference tilt against the Celts can follow it live on FOX Sports Southwest Plus with Brian Estridge (Play-By-Play) and John Denton (Color) calling the action live. The game can also be heard on KTCU, 570 AM KLIF, FrogVision or via TuneIn Radio.

Beach Volleyball

Gutierrez Tabbed To Lead Beach Program |

Gutierrez has experience with building a program, so this is a great hire.

Prior to coming to Fort Worth, Gutierrez was an assistant coach for the beach volleyball program at Florida State where he helped lead the team to the No. 1 overall seed in the first-ever NCAA Championship, while also helping guide the team to a runner-up finish in the tournament. During the 2015-16 season, the Seminoles won the CCSA Championship, produced two AVCA All-Americans, garnered four CCSA All-Conference selections and the CCSA Pair of the Year.

Women’s Golf

TCU Women’s Golf Announces Signing of Do |

Do takes care of business on the course and in the classroom.

A native of Coppell, Texas, Do is a two-time district champion as well as a three-time all-region and all-state selection. She has twice been named to the Texas High School Golf Coaches Top 10. Additionally, Do is a two-time academic all-state honoree.