First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with our Dallas neighbors and the victim's of last night's violence.
With the introduction of the Frog Raid offense to compliment Patterson's unique and electrifying D, the Frogs have become must see viewing for CFB fans from across the country.
Both Boykin and Doctson are gone, but the Horned Frogs will continue to spread the field with an enticing group of skill plays led by KaVontae Turpin, a dynamic multi-dimensional threat, and Deante' Gray, who averaged 16.2 yards per catch in 2014 before missing last season. The quarterback? Potentially September 2014 star Kenny Hill, who transferred from Texas A&M and is trying to beat out Foster Sawyer. Throw in Gary Patterson's preference for speed over size in a 4-2-5 defense, and TCU plays a fun style of football on both sides of the ball and will likely continue to score over 40 points most weeks.
The future power rankings are meant to predict which teams will have the best shot to win the most games over the course of the next three seasons, competing for conference championships, and possibly play off berths, along the way. TCU comes in at no. 15.
"He's incredibly demanding but seems to get consistent effort from his players and coaches," Rittenberg said. "He's a guy you would think some would tune out, but they don't, largely because he has been so successful for so long at different [college] levels. TCU is just this quiet, machine-like program that keeps winning without generating a ton of attention. That's largely by Patterson's design."
The Andy Dalton Foundation has done a lot of good for a lot of people over the course of the last few years, as Andy himself looks to make as big an impact off the field as he does on it. He spoke about his time at TCU while hosting an event for parent's of special needs children.
It’s been awesome. It’s been so much fun to watch and see the success they’ve had since we’ve left. Obviously with all the facilities: the football stadium looks awesome, they just redid the basketball stadium and now we’ve got some of the best facilities in the country. It’s fun to see the success TCU has had in a lot of sports, too.
Howard's hometown is incredibly proud of their native son, and his exploits on and off the baseball diamond.
The compliments were for pitcher Brian Howard, a St. Raphael School and St. Louis University High School graduate, picked by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Though he's honored to have been chosen, he will return to Texas Christian University for his senior year, seeking a national championship and holding onto the potential of being a higher draft choice next year. His TCU team this year finished within a game of the championship series.
The 75 year old coach quit over contract details - he wanted five years, the Ponies were offering 2-3. He leaves a potential mess for his successor, Tim Jancovich.
The 75-year-old Brown coached four seasons at SMU. His tenure with the Mustangs was defined by near-misses and NCAA sanctions. SMU was banned from the NCAA Tournament last season for an academic misconduct scandal involving former player Keith Frazier. Brown was charged with a 'lack of coach control' and was suspended for nine games. SMU then turned in one of the best seasons in program history, starting 18-0 on its way way to a 25-5 season.