Boykin is doing exactly the right thing by owning up to his mistake, rather than making excuses and dodging blame. Hopefully NFL teams will see that he's genuinely sorry and will give him a shot.
"Just look through my college career, and you'll only find that one mistake," Boykin said. "It's not going to be easily overcome, but it's something that you have to take on with a straight mind and just own up to it. Know that you made the wrong decision, and keep pushing forward."
He's really, truly torn up about what happened, and that should motivate him well.
Boykin, a finalist for the 2015 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, attended Monday night’s ceremony at the Fort Worth Club and expressed remorse for the way he ended an otherwise stellar college career. Boykin was suspended and sent home from what would have been his final college game, the Horned Frogs’ 47-41 victory over Oregon in triple overtime at the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2.
Josh Doctson was one of the most decorated players of the year.
Wide receiver Josh Doctson was recognized by the NCAA as a unanimous consensus first-team All-American. He gave TCU a consensus All-American for the second straight season and fifth time in eight years.
Not great news to begin the season. Left-handed JUCO transfer Rex Hill will get the first start of the season in Traver's absence.
Coach Jim Schlossnagle said Traver has a strain of the latissimus dorsi muscle, which runs from the side of the back to the shoulder. He hurt it pitching Friday in practice.
It's going to be a tight race at the top of the conference.
That tight preseason vote for the Horned Frogs, only two points ahead of Oklahoma State and four ahead of Texas, seems appropriate after the way they advanced to Omaha last season. TCU overcame a seven-run deficit after two outs in the eighth inning against North Carolina State to win its regional, then clinched the Super Regional for the College World Series berth with a 16-inning victory over Texas A&M.
He still has a lot of work to do to become a legitimate point guard, but there's no doubt Collins has improved over the course of the season.
Collins is tied for the team lead in scoring at 10.9 points per game, shoots 41 percent on 3-pointers and has made 16 starts at point guard as the Horned Frogs (11-14, 2-10) prepare to face Kansas State (14-11, 3-9) in a Big 12 game Tuesday night.
Interesting perspective from the Star.
The Horned Frogs are coming off their worst game of the season, a 73-42 loss at West Virginia. TCU wasn’t competitive against the Mountaineers and will look to play better at home against K-State. TCU has struggled in Big 12 play all season, but it has found home success, downing Texas, Oklahoma State and Tennessee. TCU lacks a go-to scorer, but several players average eight or more points. When the Horned Frogs are at their best, they have balanced scoring.