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TCU News: Hill Still Questionable to Probable, A Peek Behind the Recruiting Curtain

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Patterson rates Kenny Hill’s chance to play as TCU aims for Big 12 title game | The Star-Telegram

Okay, GP, I don’t buy the ‘I’m always honest about injuries’ stuff, but it appears Kenny Hill might maybe possibly could be back Friday. But I think we will see plenty of Robinson either way.

TCU might have Kenny Hill back at quarterback on Friday against Baylor with a chance to reach the Big 12 championship game.

Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson told reporters on the Big 12 coaches conference call Monday that Hill is “closer to probable” as the week begins. Hill did not make the trip to Lubbock last week, sitting out because of what people close to the team said was a concussion.

“I think he’s got a chance to be back,” Patterson said. “You know me, I’m going to tell the truth. I’m not one of those guys, ‘If they show up or don’t show up’ on game day. I’d say, probable to questionable, and I’d probably say closer to probable. Now.”

TCU can claim spot in Big 12 title game by beating Baylor (Nov 24, 2017) | Fox Sports

There is so much on the line in the Revivalry... for one team, at least.

In years past, this game has been a battle, and its winner would be in the discussion for a major bowl. This time around, only the Horned Frogs will continue on to the postseason and still have a conference title within reach.

If TCU beats Baylor, it will get a rematch against No. 4 Oklahoma in the league title game on Dec. 2 in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma beat the Horned Frogs 38-20 in Norman, Okla. on Nov. 11 to take control over the top of the Big 12 standings.

Don’t think for a second that TCU (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) can afford to take Baylor lightly, even though the Bears are 1-10 overall and 1-7 in league play. Expect a low-scoring game since each team relies on its defense.

TCU expert: A look into Gary Patterson's recruiting strategy | Sports Day

GP’s “fence” has gotten a lot bigger. Just ask Ed Orgeron.

Surprisingly, out of the 20 commits only four are from the DFW area. Atanza Vongor is regarded as one of the top players in Texas and could potentially see some very early playing time. One thing that Patterson demands from his safeties and linebackers, which Vongor could play, is awareness. If a football player is smart, he's going to play. I've seen time and time again when Patterson will start a walk-on over a scholarship player. Esteban Avila and John Lanz are other players that will add much needed depth to an offensive line that loses four starters at the end of the season. Kris Dike could be a hidden gem on the offensive line at 6-foot-6, 295-pounds. Chase Van Wagoner will be a nice compliment to an offense that will lose five players at the end of the season. Although he's not a DFW prospect, I'm extremely high on Texarkana Texas High receiver Tevailance Hunt. Hunt was phenomenal at a TCU camp over the summer and had an amazing senior season with over 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns in 11 games. With his 6-foot-2, 185-pounds and 4.42 speed, I can see him coming in early and making an impact just like former four-star Jalen Reagor has done as a true freshman this season for the Frogs.

Lincoln Riley dismisses Baker Mayfield pegging TCU player: ‘Things like that can happen’ | Die Hards

Uhh... Lincoln... you were warming up right where the TCU players had to run. That wasn’t an accident.

Riley says the punishment for WVU doesn't have anything to do with TCU player getting hit by Mayfield's pass in warmups.

Riley: "They ran right through the middle of our warm ups. When you do that, things like that can happen."

TCU LB commit Ben Wilson Planning Postseason Official | 247

I love how hard this kid is pimping for his teammates to get offered by TCU. He seems to be a great competitor and teammate.

Instead of early enrolling, Wilson wanted to play one more season of baseball for the Spartans.

But he is already eager for his time at TCU.

"I've been talking to Coach (Eric) Russell and they're as excited as I am about me getting down there," said Wilson.

Wilson said he's hoping a couple other Washington natives will join him in landing offers from TCU and potentially playing with him.

"I'm hoping they offer Tre (Weed) and Malik Putney (a three-star safety)," said Wilson. "I know our 2018 class needs another safety and I think Malik would really fit there. And Tre is just a great player who can help in so many ways."

Basketball:

TCU tops Omaha 99-66 behind 19 points from Brodziansky | Washington Post

TCU dominated this game in the mid-court, where they got deflection after deflection and really slowed the Omaha offense.

Omaha had been averaging 17 turnovers through its first four games and again had trouble managing pressure. The Frogs had eight steals and forced 13 Omaha turnovers on their way to a 50-28 halftime lead.

“It hit us fast. We were in quicksand from the get-go,” said Omaha coach Derrin Hansen. “My biggest disappointment in the first half was that we didn’t control the ball very well.”

Overall, TCU forced 26 turnovers and finished with 13 steals, both season-highs. Though happy with the defensive effort, Dixon said he was displeased that Omaha still shot 51 percent from the field.

“We didn’t have that aggressive edge at the end,” Dixon said. “We gave up too many layups. You can see where the level of intensity declines when we had a 40-point lead.”

TCU overwhelms Omaha behind crisp performance | The Star-Telegram

Alex Robinson could miss the rest of the Emerald Coast Classic, but Dixon doesn’t expect the injury to linger.

Robinson is not expected to miss extended time with the injury. His prognosis is day-to-day, though his healing is “going in the right direction,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said.

The foot was severely swollen the day after TCU’s victory over South Dakota on Wednesday, Dixon said.

“We anticipate him being better. It’s going in the right direction,” Dixon said. “It kind of caught us off-guard. We didn’t know how severe it was based on what he said during [Wednesday’s] game. We’ll see going forward.”