Men’s Tennis is building a dynasty. They could be in for a special post-season run.
For the second straight season TCU men’s tennis has clinched a share of the Big 12 regular season title. TCU started conference season with an 4-0 record to claim the share of the title and currently ranks ninth nationally.
I’m in agreement that Robinson at two is as much a motivational tactic as an actual fact.
Kenny Hill grabs the starting quarterback position with Shawn Robinson nailing down the No.2 spot. Robinson has the upper hand over Grayson Muehlstein, who has been in the program longer and is aware of the standard that comes with TCU football. Muehlstein is a quality athlete and has the opportunity to regain the backup position, but after a post-spring analysis Robinson grabbed the spot. He took more snaps, completed more passes and threw the only touchdown pass during TCU’s spring game. While this may not the be the spots that Patterson uses once the season starts, this will definitely be used as a motivational tactic.
Lots of interesting tidbits from across the conference from the head coaches in it.
"The biggest problem is we just got to catch the ball," Patterson said. "We catch the football. That's what we do."
Patterson said it's a matter of confidence with receivers. Dwelling on it can be counterproductive. He sees work this summer as a key.
"It's not something you talk about," Patterson said. "It's something you overcome."
So. Many. Puns.
McWilliam not only has a great first name, he’s another exciting piece for the class of 2018.
Jamie Dixon has has an eye for talent and has done well with his recruiting under the radar guys in the past. Last year Dixon added a relative unknown guard from Indiana by name of Desmond Bane, who went on to start 13 games for the Horned Frogs, including all four NIT games and averaged 7.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game on the season. McWilliam will give the Horned Frogs a nice one-two punch with him pairing up with 2017 signee Kevin Samuel.
The Big 12 has been really, really good this year, and TCU has had to fight through not playing their best ball to stay at the top.
Next up is a home series against Baylor starting Friday. TCU’s next four conference series are against teams in the top 40 in RPI.
“There’s a give-and-take with that,” Schlossnagle said. “You want to be in a very competitive league because everybody gets rewarded, but you also have to have patience when you’re playing the games that you’re not going to win them all and they’re going to be ultra-competitive every single day.”