Evan Skoug is a real man who hits baseballs really far. He saved TCU despite a bullpen full of pitching struggles, and his own catching mistakes last night. Also, I know it’s just one game, but maybe TCU should give Cal Coughlin a look at closer. Or, maybe Sean Wymer.
“I knew in the back of my head that I owed it to everyone on the bench, everyone in the game,” Skoug said of his 10th-inning home run, on a 1-0 pitch off Texas closer Beau Ridgeway, who came in with 10 saves in a nation-leading 27 appearances. “I caught a very poor game today. I really wanted to do what I could to get my team back in it. I went up there just free and easy, wanted to slow everything down and make sure I put a good swing on it, and that’s exactly what I did.
John Lanz, a 3-star OL, picked the Frogs over Baylor, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Colorado, and Houston. He’s rated as the No. 12 center in the country but 247Sports. He’s versatile enough to play center, or either guard spot.
Proximity to his home and the physical style of play, with techniques taught by new Frogs offensive line coach Chris Thomsen what he used at Guyer, led him to choose TCU, Lanz told 247Sports.
The expansion effort turned out to be a disaster. This conference has so many different agendas. I think Baylor and TCU should team up and be thinking about what's next. The fan bases may not like each other, but there needs to be an alliance between the two church schools. I can just hear all the TCU folks saying right now, "Where was this alliance when the Big 12 was formed?"
Lee Nailon is joining a 3-on-3 tournament for former NBA players and I am very intrigued. Also, he’s on a team with Bonzi Wells and Jermaine O’Neal, so you know it’s gonna be lit.
The event begins June 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. All games will be televised on Fox and FS1, with the BIG3 coming to American Airlines Center in Dallas on July 30.
Nailon, who played at TCU from 1997-99, will participate on the Tri-State team coached by NBA legend Julius Erving. Other members of the squad include Jermaine O’Neal, Bonzi Wells, Xavier Silas and Mike James.