For the second straight year, the Frogs will close their spring session with a spring game under the lights at Amon Carter Stadium. The event is free to the public.
The TCU football team will close spring practice Friday with an open scrimmage at 7 p.m. in Amon G. Carter Stadium.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Following the scrimmage, fans will be invited on the field for autographs with the Horned Frogs. Complimentary 2016 team posters will be distributed.
While TCU has had great success in football and baseball, neither program has brought home a championship under their legendary coaches. Jamie Dixon had some great runs at Pitt, but is without a Final Four berth. Does it matter as far as their legacy? I would argue no.
"Patterson is the reason TCU returned to a major conference -- and why it has quickly become a championship contender," Rittenberg wrote. "He led the Horned Frogs to championships in three leagues (Big 12, Mountain West and Conference USA) and twice claimed national coach of the year honors (2009, 2014)."
Though the Frogs lost in the Sweet 16 of the NIT, and lose star guard Zahna Medley, there is reason to be optimistic for the future, with a plethora of returning talent and a handful of potential stars on their way.
“We’re going to need all five to come in and contribute,” Pebley said. “We don’t recruit kids to be passive. We recruit kids to get busy and get better. Depth is a huge part of a championship team, and that’s where we’re trying to go.”
The Frogs got back on track in a big win over their cross town rival, led by Arlington Martin product Josh Watson, who launched one as part of a 16 hit attack. Pitchers Rex Hill and Sean Wymer had good nights as well.
"I thought Rex’s pitching was better," Schlossnagle said. "It’s just he gave up 10 free bases. I’m really excited about Sean Wymer. He’s a guy that we have to get in the game more often. And Gooch, as well."
Schloss is tinkering with his rotation some, as Dalton Horton will get his first start Sunday afternoon. The TCU coach is also very high on freshman Sean Wymer and looking to get him more involved.
“He’s got a chance to be really special,” Schlossnagle said. “We’ve seen that now a couple of times. We’re going to have to start using him more, even though our bullpen has been good. We’re going to have to find a role for him because he’s really special.”
Chiniros doesn't seem bothered by the competition Holaday will bring, but instead happy for a local guy getting the chance to play in front of his family and friends.
"He probably had about 100 people in the stands," Chirinos said. "I feel happy for him. If I had a chance to go back and play in front of my family that’d be something I’d be happy about."