It is so obvious that this is more than a job for Dixon, it’s his mission. He won’t stop until he makes TCU Basketball a destination - and he is well on his way.
“There’s nothing like college basketball done right and we’re doing it right right now,” Dixon said. “The atmosphere you saw on Monday and the atmosphere we’ve had here in recent years, I mean it shows ... it’s important to your school, it’s important to your students.”
The improved atmosphere is getting through to television viewers, too. Dixon, who played at TCU in the 1980s, said high school coaches during a recruiting trip earlier this week were commenting on the change.
“It just brings a smile to my face,” he said. “There’s no question one of my reasons for coming back here was sitting in Pittsburgh and watching games at TCU on TV and the atmosphere. It was not fun to watch as an alumnus when there was nobody in the stands and there was more of the other team’s fans there. That’s not what you want to see.”
Defense always travels, but the Frogs have been so good on offense at home. Should be a fun one.
“We won this game with our defense,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. “It’s been our weakness, but it seems to be getting better. These are benchmarks for us, and milestones. We can do some good things in the second half of the conference season.”
The Horned Frogs’ offense and balanced attack are good enough to make them one of the best teams in the loaded Big 12, and they hope make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
But learning from mistakes on the defensive end will really decide exactly how good TCU will be.
“You have to learn through mistakes and losses, and we’re seeing that to a degree, especially on the defensive end,” Dixon said. “We’ve lost a lot close games to really good teams.
Listenbee went to TCU earlier on hoping to settle. But TCU wasn’t willing to settle, and has filed a counter suit. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, that much we know.
Listenbee recalls a number of inflammatory statements that he attributes to specific people, most especially Patterson. It is unclear if Listenbee has evidence corroborating that these statements occurred. For instance, are there any recordings of what Patterson allegedly threatened in his interactions with Listenbee? Did Listenbee memorialize Patterson’s threats, such as through a handwritten journal or through emails and texts to his family or friends? Will witnesses, such as former teammates, back-up Listenbee that these remarks were actually made?
Along those lines, Listenbee’s complaint details the chain of events as he recalls them and in a light most favorable to his case. TCU and Patterson, in particular, will offer additional facts that attempt to refute or at least downplay assertions offered by Listenbee. Expect the defendants to argue that Listenbee’s health was of paramount concern and that they would never knowingly place a player in a position that could cause him further harm or that would interfere with his recovery. They might say Listenbee wasn’t clear about his injury and his recovery. Perhaps they have emails or texts from Listenbee that cast him in a different light than how he is portrayed in his own complaint.
Hopefully, Tre can put his legal problems behind him and secure his place in the NFL.
Public intoxication charges against former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin have been dismissed by Dallas County prosecutors, according to CBS DFW.
Boykin was arrested in March 2017 after a car he was a passenger in crashed in Uptown Dallas. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
An unfortunate turn of events for a program that might have three coaches in one year after having one for nearly four decades.
“You want student-athletes to have a world-class experience, whatever you can afford for them to have,” Bouton said. “It’s as frustrating to us as it is to them to say to them that the commitment you made to TCU that we made back to you is not going as well as we thought it would. It’s a sad situation.”