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TCU News: Trent Johnson Fired, TCU Baseball Falls to USC

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Men's Basketball

TCU fires Trent Johnson after four years as head coach | CBS Sports

Jon Rothstein was the first to break the news.

Johnson went 50-79 in four years at TCU.

He was previously the head coach of LSU, Stanford, and Nevada. Johnson took all three of those schools to the NCAA Tournament.

TCU fires coach Trent Johnson | ESPN

Johnson noted something we all noticed. This team never stopped fighting, despite being overwhelmed with injuries and in a devastatingly tough conference.

"I'm proud of the kids and how they stayed the course," Johnson told ESPN. "They were 13-0 and were 25th in the country at one point last season. And with all the injuries they have had, they battled in the toughest conference in the country the last three years."

A look at where TCU could turn for its next basketball coach | Fort Worth Star Telegram

A few different names on this list compared to ours, including Rodney Terry.

Rodney Terry, Fresno State coach: Terry, 47, earned the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth in his five-year stint this season by winning the Mountain West conference tournament. The Bulldogs (25-9), seeded No. 14 in the Midwest Region, open NCAA play against Utah. Terry, a native of Angleton, played in college at St. Edward’s (1987-1991) and has been an assistant at two different Big 12 schools: Baylor (1996-98) and Texas (2002-11). During his nine seasons on the staff at Texas, the Longhorns signed 10 McDonald’s All-Americans, including Kevin Durant (2006), and the team won 232 games under coach Rick Barnes. Terry’s career mark at Fresno State is 85-83.

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USC clobbers TCU pitching again, this time coming up with win | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Pitching took a turn for the worst on Saturday and Sunday.

The Horned Frogs (12-3) gave up 17 more hits against a veteran Trojans lineup after surrendering 18 hits but surviving for a 12-11 win in 10 innings Saturday.

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USC Snaps TCU's Winning Streak Sunday |

It was just an all-around bad loss.

A four-run third inning put USC on top and the Trojans went on to hand No. 7 TCU a 16-6 loss Sunday, snapping the Horned Frogs five game winning streak.

Football Recruiting

The Opening in Dallas revealed a workout monster from New Mexico, plus much more | SB Nation

Some good notes about some TCU recruits in this piece, including WR Omar Manning.

Omar Manning of Lancaster has a college-ready body and nice ball skills. Schools have been offering left and right, and the four-star is quite fond of TCU because the Horned Frogs give their receivers chances to make plays.