Jim Schlossnagle ‘doesn’t want to become the Buffalo Bills’ as they make their fourth consecutive journey to Omaha. But baseball is a completely different animal.
“At this point, after doing it two times, it would not be satisfaction to come home empty-handed,” said right fielder Austen Wade, who will play in his third College World Series.
“Coach says there’s never a bad day in Omaha,” said catcher Evan Skoug, who will also play in his third world series. “But the last two years, when we finished our season, it was a pretty bad day.”
And it’s probably the last chance for Wade and Skoug, the top two TCU players taken in the Major League Baseball draft this week. Wade went in the fifth round to the Cleveland Indians, and Skoug in the seventh round to the Chicago White Sox.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to two members of the Frog fam, and the many others, that were affected by this senseless act of violence.
TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said as soon as he heard of the shooting he immediately thought of both Williams and Mitchell.
He said “I woke up this morning and saw it on the news, and immediately I knew that Roger had to be there and Andrew Mitchell as well.”
He immediately texted Mitchell to ask if they were okay.
They both suffered minor injuries.
Rep. Williams, who has the field at Lupton Stadium partially named after him, is credited for helping save TCU’s baseball program.
Hold on let me catch my breath....
But seriously. I thought we were past this. Patterson could leave some day, but it’s highly unlikely, given his age and outside interests. And if he were to go... and I would put the odds at about 50:1 he ever would, it sure as hell wouldn’t be for Texas A&M.
Scruggs: If Texas A&M were to open up and they gave Gary Patterson an offer … Hmmm.
Patterson is a defensive guy and when is the last time “The Wrecking Crew” was “The Wrecking Crew?”
Patterson is one of the best coaches in America, and if there was a job I could see him leaving the Frogs for, it would be A&M. Now, if he would ask me if he should go, I would tell Gary to stay at TCU, where he is the all-time winningest head coach, and get his 20 years in.