This is a fun way to bother our favorite TCU beat reporter - just kidding, Carlos. Maybe.
But seriously, the Frogs should be sending several of their many seniors to all-star games, and hopefully the draft.
It’s still early. Last year, Josh Carraway announced his Senior Bowl invite and acceptance on Jan. 18. That game needs 110 players, and they’re at about 80 right now. They’ve got a watch list on their web site that lists Kyle Hicks, Joseph Noteboom, Austin Schlottman and Taj Williams. Those guys are also on the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl watch list, plus Howard, Orr and Texada, plus long snapper Lucas Gravelle. Keep checking those games’ web sites or follow them on Twitter. The Senior Bowl is really good about tweeting updates. Will it affect their ability to be in the NFL Combine? Not at all. The pro scouts know who they want to see and make that known.
Huge weekend in Funky Town, that could see the class of 2018 fill out very nice.
Rogers headlines the group. It’s his second and final official visit before he signs his letter of intent on Friday, Dec. 22. His other official visit was to LSU on Thanksgiving weekend. He will be joined by fellow blue-chip TCU commits Atanza Vongor and Tevailance Hunt.
Their job will be to lobby the six non-TCU commits who will be on campus. Most notable among that group is 4-star wideout and former Florida commit Ja’Marr Chase. Chase was ready to pick the Frogs at The Opening over the summer, and he’s back on the market after de-committing from the Gators.
Don’t think TCU isn’t looking at this as a big game.
“We had something to prove there,” Patterson said. “If we don’t like people knocking us down, then how do you jump back across? You get ready to play and go win a ballgame and prove you’re one of those teams.”
Patterson said Thursday’s practice didn’t reflect the type of team TCU was this season, especially during a 7-0 start.
“Team wasn’t as good as they needed to be out there,” he said. “We won 10 ballgames, gentlemen. And we lost to the No. 2 team in the nation, probably one of the best offenses I’ve ever played.”