The tournament is still an expectation around the program, but the Frogs’ have put themselves behind the 8-ball as far as seeding over the past two weeks.
No. 16 TCU and head coach Jamie Dixon can’t be happy right now.
Losing three of the first four conference games will do that to a team and its coach.
And in the latest bracket projection from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, the Horned Frogs dropped from a projected No. 4 seed down to a No. 6 seed in the South Region, where they are slated to play UCLA, a No. 11 seed, in Nashville. That winner would play either 3-seed Xavier or 14-seed Northern Kentucky.
Seems about right.
3. The TCU HORNED FROGS are going to have a new quarterback, too, a choice that comes from the two highest-rated quarterbacks the Horned Frogs have ever signed. Both are four-star players, signed in back-to-back recruiting classes. Shawn Robinson has a head start on Justin Rogers. Robinson played in six games last year, starting and winning a road game in the Big 12 as a freshman. Rogers won’t be at full health until fall. Whoever takes the reins, they will operate with two four-star running backs behind them, a four-star receiver who led the team in touchdown catches as a freshman and the benefit of a defense that includes the top returning pass rusher in the league in Ben Banogu.
I don’t think the best way to further your career as a defensive guy is to go to SMU.
TCU defensive coach Chad Glasgow is remaining with the program after he was offered the defensive coordinator job at SMU under first-year coach Sonny Dykes, according to a source.
Dykes offered the defensive coordinator job to Glasgow, and let him sit on the offer for nearly a week. Glasgow eventually said no, but this does not mean he’s not in the hunt for a different job.
That job could potentially be Oklahoma State, which fired defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer on Thursday. Glasgow was a three-year letter winner at Oklahoma State, and graduated from there in 1995.