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TCU News: Robinson ready for his moment

His high school coach believes the young QB won’t be overwhelmed by the moment.


20 years ago, TCU couldn’t tear down a goalpost | The Star-Telegram

I was at that game. I am sure a lot of you were, too - or maybe not, judging by the stands. It’s pretty amazing, how far we have come from the school that celebrated a single win, over SMU, of all people. This is a great story.

A few students noticed there were but maybe one or two cops standing guard at the other goalpost, so they all pursued that one.

A reactionary Fort Worth police department actively tried to deter the students.

“They used pepper spray and mace,” Wilson said. “You could totally feel it in your eyes and your skin. You could almost taste it.”

The players and coaches eventually left the field and made their way to the locker room, knowing that it was all over.

“That was one of the best celebrations I’ve ever seen in a locker room,” Burdine said. “It was relief that we didn’t get skunked. Everyone loved Coach Sullivan and we knew he was gone.”

Why heralded TCU QB Shawn Robinson could take over against Tech and never look back | The Star-Telegram

We will all but Shawn’s picture up in our offices if he gets the Frogs to Arlington with a pair of wins over the most bitter of rivals.

Robinson may be fighting uphill from the start. But Peterman, who has known Robinson since he was born, said the young quarterback will handle adversity just fine.

“He’s very calm and methodical in his thinking,” Peterman said. “And that has to do with being a coach’s kid. It’s like he’s been here 100 times. Semifinals, down 10, things not looking good, he put a drive together. We had quite a few last drives to win games or that gave us the lead to win games.”

Robinson at least appears to be goal-oriented.

Last year, he noticed that Peterman only had one coach-player photo in his office. It featured Desmon White, a former DeSoto quarterback and current TCU receiver.

“He said, ‘Coach, I want to get my picture up there. How can I do that?’ ” Peterman said. “I said, ‘Just win. Hand me the state championship trophy, and I’ll put a picture up.’ ”

College football preview: TCU at Texas Tech |

Both teams have struggled as of late, combining to lose six out of their last seven games - including four straight Ls by the Red Raiders. Something has to give Saturday.

TCU update: QB Kenny Hill did not make the trip with concussion-like symptoms and injured LB Travin Howard, the team's leading tackler, will be a game-time decision. ...True freshman Shawn Robinson will make his first start at QB, attempting 10 passes this season. ...The 11th-ranked Horned Frogs, who have a two-game road losing streak, look to rebound from last week's emotional 38-20 defeat to Oklahoma. ...TCU has the nation's second-ranked rushing defense.

Texas Tech update: Texas Tech has lost four of its last five games. ...Since TCU joined the conference in 2012, Texas Tech has won two OT games in the series, including 27-24 in double-overtime last season in Fort Worth. ...The kicking game has been a problem for the Red Raiders, making only seven of 15 field-goal attempts and missing three extra points. ...Injuries in the backfield could force the Red Raiders to rely even more heavily on the passing game. ...Texas Tech has a plus-10 turnover margin.

TCU ready to embrace challenges of playing in Lubbock | TCU Die Hards

It’s always a challenging game, and add in predicted 40+ mph wins, and things could get really crazy.

With Kliff Kingsbury’s staff still running the air-raid offense at Texas Tech, Gladney said the scheme ran at TCU under former offensive coordinator Doug Meacham could give the Horned Frogs defense a boost in stifling Tech’s biggest ability to move the ball.

“They’re going to move the ball and they do it really well,” Gladney said. “I know I’m going to have a hard matchup every week, but I love that, and that’s what you live for.”

TCU already responded with a win following its first loss of 2017 at Iowa State. Slanina said he expects a similar narrative on Saturday.

“We’ve responded before this season and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’re going to respond again,” Slanina said. “We’re just getting back to work this week and will be ready to go.”

TCU commit wins fan vote, will play in Under Armour All-America Game | Sports Day

This kid is the very definition of underrated.

The three-star wide receiver out of Texas High will play 2018 Under Armour All-America Game after 1,062,603 fan votes helped determine the American Family Insurance "#DreamFearlessly Fan Vote."

Hunt was one of two winners from an original bracket that consisted of 32 players from across the country.

Women’s Basketball:

No. 19 Texas A&M women to host TCU in Maggie Dixon Classic | News & Observer

This is excellent, as the Frogs’ will honor their men’s coaches late sister later this year.

The event has been held annually since 2006 in honor of the late 28-year-old Army coach. Maggie Dixon died of an arrhythmia on April 6, 2006, just weeks after leading the Black Knights to their first NCAA Tournament.

Jamie Dixon said Friday he's thrilled that Texas A&M will host this year's classic and it's special for him to have TCU taking part.