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TCU News: Janczak out next two series, faith in Feltman remains

The Frogs take on SFA tonight as they deal with some issues amongst the pitching staff.

Baseball:

TCU rises in three college baseball polls, taking Tech’s spots | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs continue to hover right around the magical top 8.

In RPI, both teams are also Top 10. TCU held at No. 10, and Tech held at No. 4.

The Frogs have a two-game lead on Tech and West Virginia in the Big 12. While the Frogs and Raiders tangle, West Virginia is hosting Oklahoma in a three-game series starting Friday. Kansas, a game behind the second-place tie, has a home series against Baylor.

High school baseball: Cary-Grove sophomore pitcher Quinn Priester commits to TCU | Northwest Herald

We got that magical “Frogs Up” tweet from Jim Schlossnagle last night, and this could be the reason why. Priester seems like a great kid who will make a big impact on the TCU pitching staff two years down the line. At 6’3” and 180 pound sophomore is already throwing 93 mph.

“I really love the relationship I have with the coaches,” Priester said. “Coach Schlossnagle has really built that program from the ground up. I know his whole heart is into it. I love what they’ve got going and the success they’ve had. I really want to be a part of that.”

Frogs’ faith in Feltman unshaken: ‘Best closer in the country’ | The Star-Telegram

Feltman has been wild in his last 0.2 innings of work, striking out two and walking six, with a hit batter. But his teammates have plenty of faith in him, and he will certainly get opportunities to get right this weekend.

Asked if there is anything he could say to the young closer, Howard shook his head.

“No, because I don’t know what it’s like to have the best stuff in the country,” he said. “I’ve never been able to throw a fastball 97 mph. His slider’s harder than my fastball. He’s earned a ton of trust, and I have nothing but faith that the next time he gets the ball, we’re going to win a ballgame.”

TCU’s Janczak likely missing next two series with shoulder strain | The Star-Telegram

This is ultimately good news - it sounds like there isn’t any serious structural damage, just soreness and strain. He needs rest and recovery - but could hopefully be back for the Oklahoma series.

TCU has diagnosed a shoulder strain for starting pitcher Jared Janczak, who sat out last weekend’s series against Baylor and will miss a road series against Texas Tech series starting Friday and likely the home series against Texas the following weekend.

Horned Frogs coach Jim Schlossnagle said Monday that Janczak could start playing catch in 10 days, although the severity of the strain is still being evaluated.

Football:

Game of the Year of the Day, 1938: TCU 15, Carnegie Mellon 7 | Football Study Hall

This is awesome. Well worth your time.

TCU wasn’t supposed to be back so soon. Following the loss of Slingin’ Sammy Baugh after the 1936 season, the Horned Frogs slipped to 4-4-2 in 1937 in their first year led by undersized quarterback Davey O’Brien. But Dutch Meyer made some tweaks to his pass-happy offense to cater more to O’Brien’s skill set, and when combined with probably the best line in the country, the effects were devastating.Game of the Year of the Day, 1938: TCU 15, Carnegie Mellon 7

Spring depth chart breakdown: TCU Horned Frogs | ESPN

Wide receivers need to catch the damn ball. Expect Reagor and Manning to compete for snaps from day one once they get to campus this summer.

Gary Patterson has been challenging this group in the offseason to deliver a No. 1 option for Hill and eliminate the drops that plagued the Horned Frogs last season. Nixon is back in the lineup after missing last year with injury. The Horned Frogs missed his reliability out of the slot. Turpin's return to graces will also be critical. Patterson removed him from the team for most of spring ball for academic and off-the-field reasons, but Turpin has the capacity to be a game-changer. Don't be surprised if incoming freshman Jalen Reagor wins a starting job when he arrives -- or if he eventually becomes that go-to option Patterson has been longing for.

Four-star offensive tackle Dawson Jaramillo names a top five with TCU included | Scout

Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest, So Cal... and TCU. My, how far we have come.

"I want to take my visits, so it will most likely be after my season," Jaramillo recently told Scout.com. "It's something I really want to think about and make sure I give myself the chance to see everything I need to see before I decide where I am going to spend the next four or five years of my life."