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TCU News: Reagor: “I will be up for the Biletnikoff Award next year”

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The Frogs’ sophomore wide receiver is ready to make his mark nationally.

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Football:

This is TCU’s backup plan at QB if something were to happen to new starter Muehlstein | The Star-Telegram

Get to know your walk-on QBs, Frog fans.

Prized freshman recruit Justin Rogers does not sound like an option. He is still dealing with a drop-foot condition even though he’s listed behind Muehlstein on the depth chart.

“Justin Rogers is there, but he’s not completely where we need him to be,” Patterson said.

Besides Muehlstein, the only healthy quarterbacks on the roster are walk-ons Karson Ringdahl and Grant Beucler.

“They’ll probably have to take some reps [in practice] just because of the game,” Patterson said. “But we’re down to our last broken heart.”

Muehlstein may be the last broken heart left, but he’s also a feel-good story for the Frogs.

‘I want to coach as long as I enjoy the game’: 3 takeaways from Gary Patterson’s Monday teleconference | Sports Day

GP wants you to know he knows that coaches are trying to put the retirement rumors out there to benefit themselves.

Patterson said on Monday that high school coaches had informed him of the rumors and that he simply wanted to “let them know that he knew” of what was being said.

”I want to coach as long as I enjoy the game,” Patterson said. “Hopefully Saturday I look like I still enjoy the game ..... If I ever think I get to the point where I hurt the program, they won’t have to tell me.”

Patterson -- in his 18th season as TCU’s head coach -- boasts an all-time record of 165-63, making him the winningest coach in program history. Patterson improved to 8-3 all time vs. Baylor with the team’s 16-9 victory in Waco on Saturday.

TCU WR Jalen Reagor: ‘I will be up for the Biletnikoff Award next year’ | Sports Day

Love the confidence from the Frogs’ young star.

Reagor, who leads TCU with 970 receiving yards this season, was not among the 11 semifinalists announced for the award -- 4 Big 12 receivers among them -- on Nov. 12 despite having caught for 884 yards and owning a 5-game touchdown streak at the time. Three finalists for the award -- Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace, Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and UMass’ Andy Isabella -- were announced on Monday.

Reagor has since brought his touchdown streak to six games -- tying former TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson for the school record -- with a pair of touchdowns during the Horned Frogs’ 16-9 win at Baylor on Saturday. Reagor recorded his third 100-yard performance in a span of four games in the triumph over the Bears.

Gundy Previews TCU | OkState.com

Gundy respects how the Frogs have kept it together.

On TCU’s injuries: ”It’s hard for all of us. They are still playing really good so I don’t know what it would have been like with the other guys. It’s the world we live in. You see more guys injured now than ever before. The players now are like finely-tuned sports cars. They can have something go wrong a little bit maybe more so than what it was years ago. The game is more physical than it ever has been. It’s not the easiest thing to deal with. You have to try to put the guys out there to give you the best chance to make do with what you have and go on down the road, but it’s pretty popular across the country now. Some years worse than others. Sometimes it’s not the easiest thing to do.”

Basketball:

No. 18 TCU healthier heading into Lipscomb game | Big News Network

Lipscomb is good - this will be a tough test for the Frogs, but getting two of their stars back should be enough of a boost.

Lipscomb men’s basketball team started off their Lone Star State road trip the right way on Saturday, forging a 79-73 win over SMU on the eastern side of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Post players Rob Marberry and Eli Pepper poured in a team-high 16 points each while shooting a combined 11-of-14 from the field. Garrison Mathews, the ASUN preseason player of the year, led the Bison (3-1) with 15 points, a team-high seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

”We have to be an inside-out team, that’s when we are at our best,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said after Saturday’s win. “We had a lot of really good possessions where his (Rob) positioning was better. We also got him the ball in more ideal spots on the floor which led to a better game from him.

Fisher and Noi Expected To See First Action On Tuesday | 247

The morale boost alone will be huge.

“We’re feeling really good about Jaylen playing tomorrow; he’s practiced well the past couple of days and has been practicing with us about ten days now. It’s the same thing with Kouat; I anticipate both of those guys to be playing. Things can change, but we anticipate that. Angus (McWilliam) is back and Lat (Mayen) is going.”

As for the number of minutes each is expected to play, Dixon says nothing has been predetermined.

“We’ll see how it goes again today,” he said. “We’ll see how it plays out.”