That should really be a trio, though.
Even without all the recent coaching turnover in the Big 12, it’s hard to argue with Patterson and Dixon as the leading duo. TCU fans know that if you included baseball coaches in the rankings, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better coach than TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle.
But Athlon’s rankings consider only football and men’s basketball. Dixon is in his second season at TCU but has already made the Horned Frogs “nationally relevant.”
This was too funny on twitter. Don’t talk about how great you are until, you know, you win some meaningful games.
We interrupt your Monday evening with some good, old fashioned Twitter beef featuring some of the state’s most notable college football programs.
And like any good Twitter beef, it involves a little subtweeting between assistant coaches.
It started a little after 7 p.m., when Texas A&M tight ends coach Tim Brewster fired off this comment comparing the SEC -- the Aggies current conference -- with the Big 12.
The combination of Shawn Robinson and Justin Rogers gives the Frogs one of the top duos in college football.
“There are some short-term concerns here as TCU lacks experience, but its top two quarterbacks for the future are both heralded prospects. Shawn Robinson, who backed up Kenny Hill last year and threw three touchdown passes in limited action, was ESPN’s No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class. There’s even more excitement about 2018 signee Justin Rogers, ESPN’s No. 4 dual-threat QB and No. 57 overall player. Rogers is coming off a dislocated knee in the opening game of his senior season. His availability for 2018 is unknown, but coaches love his skills and potential.”
Big shoes to fill... but this D Line should be filthy.
Why 2018 production could be better: If size continues to win over Gary Patterson, TCU could be better. At defensive end specifically, Gary Overshown is an athletic 6-5 and Isaiah Chambers weighs in at 261, nearly 30 pounds heavier than Boesen was. That number is probably down following a year of workouts, but some extra girth could be seen as advantageous. It depends. Up the middle, Blacklock and Broadnax weigh in at a combined 634 lbs. Good luck moving that.
Why 2018 production could be worse: It really comes down to that DE replacement. Boesen had quite a season, so TCU’s young crop might have a hard time matching it.
Lucky #13 for JR?
Justin Rogers — Quarterback (No. 13)
Anthony McKinney — Tackle (No. 68)
Taye Barber — Wide Receiver (No. 4)
Pro Williams — Tight End (No. 81)
The numbers for other members of TCU’s 2018 signing class are to be announced. The Horned Frogs’ class finished No. 3 in the Big 12 and No. 25 in the nation, per the 247Sports composite rankings.