Say it ain’t so, Kenny Hustle!
His teammates joked that the cut could hurt Williams’ on-court performance next season.
“You’ve seen Space Jam, right?” TCU guard Alex Robinson Jr. said. “We’ve gotta find that hair or else he might lose his superpowers.” In the movie Space Jam, aliens steal the basketball abilities of NBA players Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues.
This is the story that just won’t die... until someone proves them wrong this fall.
And, of course, one could point out the struggling TCU offense in the spring game of 2014 bared no resemblance to the unstoppable TCU offense of the 2014 season. Coach Gary Patterson isn’t a big fan of spring games, and his staff keeps them as un-televised and vanilla as possible. He did come to his quarterbacks’ defense after the scrimmage.
“We’ve got to catch the ball a lot better if we’re going to win any ballgames,” Patterson told reporters. “As I say, you can’t just blame it on quarterbacks.”
Can TCU get revenge for the last second loss against Arkansas? Can they finally overcome the close finishes and beat OU for the first time since 2014? Is Kansas going to play them tough... again? We will find out.
The Frogs and the Sooners always make for an interesting matchup. Last time TCU played at Oklahoma, TCU rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie the game and go into overtime. Bram Kohlhausen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Emanuel Porter with 51 seconds remaining. But, TCU's two-point conversion was swatted down and OU survived with a 30-29 win. Last season, TCU nearly came back from a season-high 25-point third-quarter deficit, but an issue of intentional grounding on TCU's final drive decided the game for the Frogs.
Tonight’s game against DBU kicks off a brutal stretch for TCU.
After that come five significant Big 12 series — at West Virginia, home against Baylor, at Texas Tech, home against Texas and at Oklahoma — in a five-week stretch that will position TCU’s postseason road.
Schlossnagle called that a good thing.
“We did a little ‘state of the union’ at the midway point with our team about where we were and the things we were doing well and the things we needed to get better at,” Schlossnagle said. “Part of that talk was about what lies ahead of us and how strong our league is and what a great advantage it is in terms of RPIs. There’s a lot of opportunities out there for us, but we’re going to have to play well to take advantage of it.”