Gary Patterson, inspired by Coach Luper, is taking a different approach to recruiting this spring, putting a fence around DFW in the form of his entire staff. And it just might work.
And as one would imagine, the idea plays well with the constituency. “Coach Patterson talks about building a fence around the Metroplex,” Cedar Hill High School head coach Joey McGuire said. “This puts nine fence posts in the ground.”
If you haven't heard Caylin Moore's story, it's time to get caught up. This is the type of player that Frog fans can be incredibly proud of for what he does both on and off the field, and the best part is, he's inspiring his teammates to be those kind of people as well. This is a really neat program and TCU Football is surely proud to be associated with it.
“I like SPARK because I can be the positive influence on these kids, that might not have influential people at home,” said Curry. “It makes me feel better helping these kids and giving them the opportunity that I had.”
While this pundit praises Doc's ability to high point the ball and make tough catches in traffic, he thinks Doc will fall out of the first - and second - round due to his average speed and wrist injury. Um, sorry, sir, but you are really, really, wrong.
"He has to expand his tree and face good, tough press [man] coverage before I'll be convinced. But he runs well, he catches the ball at the high point and he just gets open. I like him, but I wouldn't take him where the first receivers usually start coming off, like top 10, or anything.” — AFC college scouting director
Sophomore Jonathan Song got very limited looks last year, only kicking one extra point. But there is no real challenger on the roster for his spot and he looks safe to write in there to start the year. The only other man to punt last year other than Perry was quarterback Trevone Boykin, so it really will be an open competition between redshirt freshman Adam Nunez and true freshman Zac Blackburn.
This is really bad news, as Traver could be the missing link in the chase for another Big XII championship. But all is not lost, as there is hope he could return before the conference tournament, and freshman Dalton Horton has more than filled-in in the meantime.
“If you look at Texas A&M last year, Tyler Stubblefield was one of their best pitchers and tore his ACL before the season started,” Schlossnagle said. “He was a big boost for them in the last two or three weeks of the season. We’re kind of hoping at the very least Traver can be that.”
The Frogs hold a 20-0 advantage over ACU all-time, but have played some close games over the years, and have been very up and down in the weeknight games in 2016. With a big series looming in Stillwater, will the young team be focused on the task at hand, or get caught looking ahead to OSU?
"We have to do our job as a defense, and, as a hitting team, do the little things right," Bonneau said. "We're going to see good arms, too, obviously. It's always going to be a challenge. Then we go to Sam Houston State, which is another challenging experience for us."
The sophomore had another huge weekend, as he has been prone to do, to take home his first - and the program's fourth - conference player of the week honors.
Skoug, a sophomore from Libertyville, Ill., who ranks sixth in the country in doubles, was 6-for-10 with a home run, a double and six RBIs in four games last week. He homered and doubled in a 4-for-4 performance that included a career-high five runs batted in during an 11-3 victory against Oklahoma on Friday, triggering a sweep by TCU.
It was a very good weekend to be a Horned Frog (then again, aren't they all?), as several athletes had memorable days. But leading the way was the Equestrian team, who fell just short of taking home a National Championship as they faced off against top-ranked Auburn.
Following the meet, Megan McMullen was named Most Outstanding Player in Horsemanship. Also earning All-Championship team accolades for the Frogs were: Molly Peddicord, Nicole Diamantis, Chantz Stewart, Erin Gillette, Mcmullen, and Rylee Morgan.