KaVontae Turpin is the freshman everyone knows, but he wasn't the only young contributor for the Frogs last season.
Montrel Wilson, linebacker / Fossil Ridge (Keller)
A converted safety, Wilson was put to more use at linebacker after Sammy Douglas was lost for the year in the season opener, joining sophomore Travin Howard -- another converted safety -- in the fold. The former Fossil Ridge standout responded by logging nine total tackles in his first start (against Stephen F. Austin in Week 2) and went on to start seven of 12 games. Wilson's 61 total tackles ranked fifth on the team.
Green's performance at the Senior Bowl was great, but the back knows he still has a lot to work on.
“The main thing I wanted to focus on was improving on my pass protection,” Green said. “I definitely did that throughout the week. Also I did really well on special teams. That’s all I really wanted to do. I already knew I could run the ball with the best, so just wanted to make plays elsewhere.”
Many are arguing that it's Patterson's best coaching effort to date.
"If you just look at all the things we've had to do -- with all the players that have been out -- it's been outstanding," Patterson told ESPN's Brandon Chatmon. "It's been a whole building success story. Nobody lost faith in what's been going on. The key to it is that we aren't going to make excuses. We'll play and let the chips fall and go about our business."
TCU snapped a five-game losing streak thanks to a dominant second half against Tennessee, but with the Sooners and the Jayhawks on the schedule this week, confidence needs to lead to good play. Even then, it's going to be an uphill battle.
“Our confidence is starting to grow slowly but surely,” coach Trent Johnson said Monday during the Big 12 coaches conference call with reporters. “We’re as healthy as we’ve been in a long time, and we’re just starting to play better. And we just need to continue that, and that’s on me.”
Check out the Q&A Felts did with CCM.
CCM - What is the biggest weakness of this team that OU may take advantage of?
FoW - To build on the point above, I think Oklahoma will find a ton of success behind the arc tonight. This Sooners team is packed full of talented shooters, and it shouldn't take much to create easy scoring opportunities against this TCU defense. I fear that the Frogs will rely too much on double-teamingthat other talented shooters are finding easier shots.
The 5-star center from Desoto has a final four of Kentucky, Duke, Oklahoma, and TCU.
Duke, Kentucky and Oklahoma remain. TCU is in. And Alabama and Kansas are out.
Bolden, 6-10, 254-pounds from DeSoto (Texas) High School, was recently visited by the Duke coaching staff. Kentucky, however, holds the lead over Duke in his Crystal Ball.
Track & Field
Ronnie Baker and Sam watts are leading the way for the Frogs.
Bowerman Watch List selection Ronnie Baker sprinted to two first-place finishes at the meet, earning the top times in the 60 meter (6.61) and 200 meter (20.60) races. His personal-best time of 20.60 in the 200-meter race marks the second fastest time in program history, trailing only former World Champion Kim Collins (20.52, 2000). Baker also recorded his fastest 60-meter time of the season after running a 6.58 in the prelims.