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TCU News: Frogs that exceeded expectations, Donati wants to pick up where CDC left off

TCU’s new AD doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel.


It may be an off-the-radar game, but TCU has a lot to gain from Alamo Bowl | The Star-Telegram

I disagree with the notion that this isn’t a big game - TCU is playing a top 15 program at the Big 12’s highest rated non-NY6 bowl. It matters. Carlos has some good thoughts on TCU hoops and Donati in here as well.

2. The Alamo Bowl probably isn’t capturing imaginations nationwide. But maybe it ought to.It’s the Big 12 runner-up against the Pac 12 runner-up. It’s Stanford’s strength, a won’t-stop running game, against Gary Patterson, who thrives against head-up challenges. It’s Bryce Love and Travin Howard. Bowl matchups don’t always work out so symmetrically.

5 Horned Frogs who exceeded expectations in 2017, including the Hail Mary hero | Sports Day

Boesen was a good player in his first year in Funky Town, but he was a force in year two.

Entering the season, many wondered if Mat Boesen and Ben Banogu could replace what TCU had lost at defensive end. After a breakout spring camp, it became clear there was no reason to be concerned about Boesen. The former Boise State commit and JUCO transfer gave the Frogs an explosive pass rush, leading TCU with 11.5 sacks. Boesen set a new school and Big 12 record for sacks in a game (5.5) vs. Baylor, taking home a Walter Camp Player of the Week award for his performance. He was chosen as a first-team All-American by Sports Illustrated and the Big 12. He also placed fifth on the team with 57 tackles.

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Why TCU isn't in for a regression any time soon despite Chris Del Conte's departure | Sports Day

Donati should continue the vision.

Short-term I would expect business as usual. New AD Jeremiah Donati was groomed for this position and knows TCU well. Gary Patterson, Jamie Dixon and Jim Schlossnagle are all signed long-term. Most of the key facility projects are done. There's no major reason why TCU can't keep going like it has.

Looking for that first Jeremiah Donati tweet as TCU AD? It’s coming | The Star-Telegram

Don’t do it, JD. It’s not worth it.

“Will my twitter and tie game be as strong?” Donati said with a smile. “It’s to be determined. Obviously I’m going to address those things with the communication team. I probably won’t be, when I do get on Twitter, as avid a tweeter. I used to tease him kind of mercilessly about that. It kind of remains to be seen. But it’s coming.”

Del Conte also was a large public presence. He attended games regularly, from the biggies like football, basketball and baseball to the lower-profile sports like volleyball, soccer and tennis. And tweeted out photos.

But that doesn’t sound like it’s out of Donati’s comfort zone.

“I’m a person that likes people,” he said. “I like to be out and see folks. I won’t be hard to find, I’ll put it to you that way.”

TCU Fraternity Delta Tau Delta Suspended for Alleged Hazing | NBC 5

Stop. Hazing.

A Texas Christian University fraternity chapter founded in 1955 has been suspended by its national office for alleged hazing.

Delta Tau Delta said it took the action after finding its TCU chapter violated multiple rules, including hazing, and compromised its values.

"Hazing is an aberration to those values," the fraternity said in a press release. "It cannot and will not be tolerated."

The suspension means the chapter can no longer use the name Delta Tau Delta and is no longer in good standing with the national organization, the fraternity said.