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TCU News: LT praises TCU, Doc back on the shelf, CDC talks leadership

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Former Frog Josh Doctson has had an amazing camp for Washington, but is dealing with injury once again.

Football:

College Football: 2017 TCU Horned Frogs Preview | Get More Sports

The prevailing thought is that TCU is an eight win team.

TCU has two easy games in September and two tough ones. They’ll beat Jackson State and SMU, but going to Arkansas and Oklahoma State is going to be tough. If they can get through the month at 3-1, that would be fantastic. It won’t get much easier after that as they’ll host West Virginia and then go to Kansas State. They could easily be at .500 or worse if they haven’t changed from last year.

The good news is that they should win four of their final six – and maybe five of six – if they can beat Texas.

It is a stretch to think TCU will figure everything out, but it is not a stretch to think that Hill and the offense will be moderately better than in 2016. This team won’t win 10 games, but it won’t finish .500, either. It can win eight or nine games.

Tomlinson praises TCU, talks social change in Hall of Fame speech | The Star-Telegram

Tomlinson spoke of his time at TCU fondly, giving a ton of credit to the school he loves on a national stage.

“At TCU, I began as an 18-year teenager and left a young man,” Tomlinson said. “What made TCU so special is that it provided academic rigor with combined christian values and family values. “

Tomlinson invited his former TCU teammates to stand. He also said if it wasn’t for TCU, he wouldn’t have met his wife, LaTorsha. They have been married 17 years.

LaDainian Tomlinson on stirring HOF Speech: It was weighing on me | The Star-Telegram

LT’s story is one he had wanted to share for quite some time.

T.I., the rapper whose music blared through Tomlinson’s headphones before games for the bulk of his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers, was the featured performer.

Between taking pictures with guests and nodding his head to the beat, Tomlinson said the speech had been “weighing” on him for some time.

The issues dividing America, the blackballing of quarterback Colin Kaepernick by the NFL and the need to tell his own family story proved to be his inspiration.Tomlinson said he had wanted to tell his story ever since the NFL Network did an episode of A Football Life on him, and the Hall of Fame speech gave him a chance to tell the story “his way,” he said.

Redskins Josh Doctson being evaluated for hamstring injury | Fan Rag

This sucks. Doc has been killing it in camp after missing most of last year due to injury, and a setback now would be hugely disappointing.

After missing just about all of his rookie campaign with a nagging Achilles injury last year, Doctson is now being evaluated for a hamstring injury, the team announced.

It was just over a week ago that Doctson was glowing about how excited he was to be back on the field and healthy.

“It’s exciting, man,” Doctson said then. “I’ve never been hurt that long so it was a little different for myself, but knowing that I’m fully going and not feeling anything is going to be like one of those TCU years.”

Well, now, Doctson may find himself sidelined again.

TCU’s Chris Del Conte on Leadership in College Athletics | Athletic Directors U

We seriously have the best AD in the country, as he goes above and beyond constantly. Here him speak on what it takes to lead in this video.

Chris Del Conte, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at TCU, provides his thoughts on leadership relative to organizational change, approaching potential donors, and opportunities to lead.

Swimming:

SAM BUSCH NAMED NEW HEAD COACH AT TCU | Swim Swam

This is a great hire for the Frogs, as they replace a legend in Richard Sybesma.

TCU’s current Director of Athletics, Chris Del Conte, was the senior associate athletics director for external operations and sports programs at Arizona from 2000-2006, overlapping with Frank Busch’s tenure there.

“We are very excited to welcome Sam to the TCU family and Fort Worth,” Del Conte said. “TCU is a destination in collegiate athletics. We had a lot of interest in this position. The search process confirmed to us how special and desired it is to be at TCU and how we’re viewed across the country.

“Sam is a perfect fit for us. He comes from a tradition-rich Virginia program in which he played a major role in their recruiting and team success. He is also part of a great family coaching tree. We have no doubt Sam will have the Horned Frogs Factor in leading our swimming and diving programs.”