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TCU News: Frog Horn’s origins, Marshall still considering TCU?

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Terrace Marshall says TCU isn’t the best fit for him... for now.

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Why TCU is not a finalist for 5-star WR Terrace Marshall Jr. | SEC Country

I don’t understand why TCU isn’t considered one of his best options... unless it’s the insane WR depth that they have and the pass-catchers already committed for 2018. Otherwise, everything he’s said about the Frogs and their coaches has been positive.

“Basically, after just talking it over with my family, (excluding TCU) was one of the best decisions for me,” Marshall said on Thursday at Nike’s “The Opening” Finals in Oregon.

Rogers, a 4-star dual-threat prospect from Parkway (La.) High School, has continued to court Marshall.

That has led the TCU coaching staff to continue to push for Marshall. The 6-foot-3, 193-pound wideout has not completely closed off communication but reiterated they were not among his finalists for a reason.

“You know, they’re still obviously pushing for me,” he said. “My quarterback is committed so I’m not going to ignore them. I’m acknowledging them and we’ll see how it plays out in the end.”

How TCU's frog horn went from a prank gone wrong to a classic tradition | Sports Day

Pretty cool origin story of one of the most iconic parts of TCU Football... and Baseball.

Lange was inspired by a prank some of his Kappa Sigma brothers pulled in 1958 during the Frogs’ game against Texas. Two of them had somehow rigged an air canister and a train horn together, snuck it into the stadium, and then set it off when TCU scored. It was really cool and really funny, but then they couldn’t turn it off. It blared for 15 minutes and refs paused the game. Lange’s brothers were promptly ejected, but the Frogs won anyways.

After some planning with the Burlington Northern Railroad Company (who’s CEO just happened to be a school trustee), Frog Horn was delivered to campus by air via a C-47 in time for TCU’s Southwest Conference title run in the fall of 1994. It took only four weeks to build.

The original construction cost estimate of $5,000 was blown out of the water as more elements were added.

Top 50 teams in 2017: No. 31, TCU | The News-Gazette

Blip to boom? I can get with that.

Patterson has 149 victories in his first 16 seasons. Amazing numbers at a school that struggled to win for years. Last year's dip was a blip. To be followed by a boom. That's how they talk in Texas. The Horned Frogs are looking for a better season from quarterback Kenny Hill. The one-time Texas A&M quarterback struggled in 2016. He threw too many interceptions (his fault) and was burned by too many drops (not his fault). Fortunately for Hill, he will work behind an experienced offensive line. And he has tailback Kyle Hicks, who led the teams in rushing and receptions. On defense, senior linebacker Travin Howard led the Big 12 in tackles. Seven starters return. In the nonconference, TCU travels to Arkansas early in the season. In the Big 12, the Horned Frogs visit Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma. West Virginia, Texas and Baylor visit Fort Worth.

Is TCU-OSU or OU-Baylor the Big 12's biggest road game of week 4? | Tulsa World

Is this the year TCU finally wins in Stillwater?

What is the Big 12's best road game of week 4, Oklahoma State hosting TCU, or the Oklahoma Sooners traveling to Baylor?

"Oklahoma State obliterated the Horned Frogs in Fort Worth last year, but TCU is talented enough to deliver a bounce-back campaign," writes ESPN's Jake Trotter. "Knocking off the Pokes in Stillwater would send a strong message."