Carlos is a Whata guy... you all are, though. :(
Carlos tells you: Many. Right now, it's the building of this TCU basketball roster by Jamie Dixon. He got Jaylen Fisher, Desmond Bane and Kouat Noi basically out of thin air right after getting hired. Look at what those players have become and what this team is.
Carlos tells you: The first one, in 2015, just because it was the first and I got to hang with Gil Lebreton, a great writer and colleague and college baseball lover. The place is such a great scene, from the weather to the stadium to the games to the working conditions, you're almost in another world for a week and you don't want to go back to the old. Three trips for me, all great.
Will King Rogers bring his throne to Fort Worth? If he wins the way TCU fans expect him too, he will rule forever.
Save me your takes on humility and #class. The young man’s worked his tail off to get where he is today with the help of countless others, and if he wants to flex on a throne then that is what he should do. Have fun with the recruiting process and enjoy your moment, my man.
The signing is pretty big for TCU. For starters, Rogers is pretty good.
And lead he did, helping the Frogs to their highest-rated class in history. And they aren’t done yet.
Rogers is an even better gift for the TCU football program. At last check, he was the only quarterback delivered in the 2018 recruiting class.“They told me two or three months ago that they had stopped recruiting any other quarterbacks – that either it was me or no one,” Rogers said. “I felt like I was the leader of this class so I did what I could to bring people in.”
He stayed true to his commitment, despite his home school and Texas A&M coming on strong.
He held true to that commitment Friday evening, as the five star quarterback signed his letter of intent to become a Horned Frog.
He said the coaching staff was loyal to him when he hurt his leg, and loyalty is a big deal to the young quarterback.
Rogers said, "Loyalty is a very big thing to me. It's one of the biggest things I live by. I made this commitment on my birthday May 31st. I lived up to it. The coaching staff didn't lie to me or do anything to sign for my commitment so I kept and I'm looking forward to what the future holds. The family environment, coach Cumbie and coach Patterson, every coach is like a family member to me."
A shared love of guitar unites these two superstar coaches.
TCU’s all-time winningest coach has an off-the-field talent that is equally impressive to Shaw, in his seventh season as Stanford’s coach. Patterson played in a band for 10 years in his native Kansas and still sings and strums a guitar, including during annual offseason gatherings for coaches and their wives organized by Nike.TCU’s all-time winningest coach has an off-the-field talent that is equally impressive to Shaw, in his seventh season as Stanford’s coach. Patterson played in a band for 10 years in his native Kansas and still sings and strums a guitar, including during annual offseason gatherings for coaches and their wives organized by Nike.
“I love the way he plays the guitar,” Shaw said. “I bought a guitar because of Gary Patterson.”
W&M had a clear plan to beat the Frogs, and it was mainly chuck it from deep and pray. It almost worked.
Expectations have changed under second-year coach Jamie Dixon, a player on the last TCU team to win an NCAA tournament game (1986-87). He came to Fort Worth after coaching Pittsburgh to Atlantic Coast Conference success.
William and Mary lost but could gain confidence from Friday’s game. A couple of weeks after losing by 35 at Ohio State, the Tribe were within two points with 6 1/2 minutes left. Among the nation's most accurate teams from 3-point range, W&M used that weapon to stay close.
Matt Milon was 6 of 11 from long range and scored 22 points. Connor Burchfield, the active NCAA leader in career 3-point accuracy coming into the game, scored 18 and was 4 of 7 from beyond the arc, including two that helped cut a 10-point lead to five in less than a minute in the second half.