Have a day, Austen Wade! His big day was part of an offensive explosion from TCU as they swept Murray State.
“He’s consistently put good swings on pitches all year long,” Schlossnagle said. “He always puts together a great at-bat, uses the whole field. It’s good to see him get rewarded.”
Wade wasn’t discouraged by a hitless opener. A conversation with hitting coach Bill Mosiello reinforced his confidence.
“He said things will happen, just stick with it, stay the course,” Wade said. “Take that guy’s advice, things will end up working out for you.”
Gary Patterson’s rep as a prime player developer keeps bringing the NFL to Fort Worth.
“I think where you judge a program is how you find a way to give an opportunity to a guy who could be a fourth through seventh round pick,” said Patterson. “That’s why the NFL guys come back even when we don’t have any star names this year – for the simple reason that there’s always going to be a couple of guys at TCU who can develop into somebody that can make their roster.”
This defense looks salty... just the way GP likes it.
But the quarterbacks — Robinson, Kenny Hill, Grayson Muehlstein, Brennen Wooten and Jordan Kitna — had trouble moving even against the vanilla looks, mainly because the pass rush wasn’t vanilla.
Six defenders recorded a sack: ends Mat Boesen, L.J. Collier, Gary Overshown and Isaiah Chambers, tackle Ross Blacklock and linebacker Sammy Douglas on a blitz. In the scrimmage format, the quarterbacks were not taken to the ground, and one escape by Robinson was spotted as a sack for Chambers.