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TCU News: Frogs Headed to B12 Championship, GP Not Going Anywhere

TCU locked up a slot in Arlington and their head coach this week.

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Football:

Patterson saves best for last, announces new contract after beating Baylor | The Star-Telegram

Patterson can basically name his terms at this point, and deservedly so. But my question is, is Del Conte next?

“You never take anything for granted,” Del Conte said. “We were just being proactive and making sure that he knew and we knew that we think he’s the very best in the country, and that was solely the opportunity and only option we wanted to convey to him.”

Patterson is the winningest football coach in TCU history, with Saturday’s victory against Baylor taking him to 159-56 in 17 years as head coach. He came to Fort Worth as defensive coordinator for Dennis Franchione in 1998, assuming head coaching duties for a bowl game in December 2000.

TCU quarterback makes most of second chance in football | The Star-Telegram

It’s hard not to be happy for Hill, who got to go out on top in his last home game. But we all know that the fans are going to want more, and I hope he can be the one to deliver it.

A week after sitting out a victory over Texas Tech, Hill passed for 325 yards on 26-of-36 passing.

It was quite a way for a senior quarterback to spend his last home game.

“It all sunk in when I was on the field with my family,” Hill said of the pregame Senior Day formalities. “I came here three years ago after everything that had happened. I told Coach P ‘thank you and I love you’ for bringing me here for this opportunity.

“It’s awesome. These fans today, you heard them, they were going nuts. That’s what you want for your last game. It was everything it could have been.”

How TCU’s rematch with Oklahoma could be different in Big 12 championship | The Star-Telegram

Boesen is a huge difference maker on the defensive line, but it’s the offense that needs to get going against a vulnerable Sooner D.

3. TCU will, seemingly, have the mental edge after getting their clocks cleaned by the Sooners on Nov. 11.

4. Defensive end Mat Boesen was ejected (unfairly, it appeared) early in the first game for kicking at Sooners players. That significantly hamstrung the pressure TCU’s defense could bring.

5. TCU held Oklahoma scoreless in the second half after allowing 38 first-half points. No one can study film and make the appropriate alterations better than Gary Patterson.

No. 13 TCU advances to Big 12 championship game with rout of Baylor | USA Today

This is a pretty good description of what happened. Notice it says Bradley hit Hasty NEAR the sideline :). We should hear from the B12 later today as far as additional punishments leveled, if any.

Things got chippy with a bit of a brawl late in the third quarter when Baylor’s JaMycal Hasty was being pulled down near the Bears sideline by another defender when defensive tackle Chris Bradley came in and hit him hard from behind. A Baylor lineman then shoved Bradley, and another TCU defender got involved.

After a lot of shoving and a few punches thrown, and Patterson among those trying to keep his players from running all the way across the field into the fray, officials announced that every player on both teams had been assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

Basketball:

TCU tops old rival behind Kenrich Williams’ double-double | The Star-Telegram

It was a sloppy game overall, but Kenny Hustle was unbelievable in willing his team to a win. The Frogs will face St. Bonaventure this evening in the tournament’s conclusion.

Senior guard Kenrich Williams had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the unbeaten TCU Horned Frogs over the New Mexico Lobos 69-67 in Friday’s first-round game of the Emerald Coast Classic.

TCU survived a stale finish that saw the Frogs score just two points in the final 4:49 and miss 5 of 6 free throw attempts in the game’s last half-minute.