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TCU News: Frogs secure big-time QB commit, Robinson has big shoes to fill

Recruiting is heating WAY up.

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Elite in-state QB Max Duggan commits to TCU over Minnesota | Des Moines Register

Someone on twitter, possibly seriously, actually posited the question: ‘why wouldn’t he want to play Big 10 Football’. LOL.

Duggan, a four-star quarterback who the 247Sports Composite ranks the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the class, ultimately picked TCU over Minnesota.

He also held offers from a seemingly endless list of Power Five and powerhouse schools, including Iowa, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee, Penn State, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon and a whole bunch more that offered Duggan during a recruitment that sky-rocketed after his junior season.

Duggan finished his injury-shortened junior campaign with 1,299 total yards (748 passing yards; 551 rushing yards) and 17 total touchdowns.

Duggan talks verbal to the Horned Frogs | 247 Sports

I can’t get enough of quotes like this from future Frogs.

The Horned Frogs beat out the likes of Minnesota, Ohio State and Notre Dame for Duggan, who actually gave Gary Patterson, Sonny Cumbie his word on Friday before going public with his intentions on Sunday.

“When I went down and visited for the first time it blew me away,” Duggan said of his late March visit to campus. “Getting to meet the staff and getting more familiar with hem and sitting in on the coaching meetings, getting time with Coach Cumbie, I really enjoyed the way he coaches and develops the kids in his room. Coach Patterson and the things he does for his kids and what he’s looking for out of kids in his program is something I wanted to be part of. Getting to meet with the players and getting along with them and walking around on campus and everyone knowing everyone, I liked the feel of that and I enjoyed myself around the players and the guys. It’s a family community down there.”

DFW sports host: TCU QB Shawn Robinson could ‘be better than Trevone Boykin’ | Die Hards

This isn’t really fair to do to a kid that has just one start to his name. But Robinson certainly has a great shot to be very very good.

NBC DFW Sports Anchor and Dallas Morning News contributor Newy Scruggs, in a recent roundtable discussion, claimed that Robinson — should he indeed be the Horned Frogs’ starter over the next few seasons — could surpass Boykin in TCU football lore if he meets his full potential.

From Scruggs:

“Shawn Robinson of TCU has the talent to be better than Trevone Boykin. He won a Big 12 game his freshman season. If he can learn to take some mustard off his throws he will be able to have an impact for TCU. Sonny Cumbie can coach up signal callers and I expect Robinson to be the next good one. In fact, if Robinson can become another Boykin that may propel Cumbie to a head coaching position. Gary Patterson will always have a good defense so Robinson will never have to carry the whole team on his back.”

Notre Dame Football: Five Future Opponents The Irish Should Consider | Slap the Sign

Home and home with Notre Dame? Yes plz.

2. TCU

Notre Dame doesn’t travel to Texas or play Big 12 opponents often, with the last two being Texas and Oklahoma. There has also only been one meeting between the schools in history — way back in 1972. A game in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area would be big on recruiting, giving kids a chance to see the team up close before even making a recruiting trip to South Bend. With the recent success the Horned Frogs have had, a series against TCU — who’s been near the top of the conference since joining — would make a big statement.

Q&A with Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 commissioner reviews year, looks to future | Charleston Gazette-Mail

Are people happy with the commish? Was the championship game worth it?

G-M: What was your take on the Big 12’s first football championship? Oklahoma made the College Football Playoff, but TCU was shut out of a lucrative New Year’s Six bowl. Was the setup worth it in Year One?

BOWLSBY: Yes, it was an unqualified success. [Senior associated commissioner] Ed Stewart on our staff did a great job with it. The showing at AT&T [Stadium in Arlington, Texas] was tremendous. We had a great crowd for it. It was a competitive game [won by Oklahoma 41-17]. We had a chance to have TCU and others considered for New Year’s Six games but it didn’t work out. Our Board of Directors, though, went through an extensive process to consider the re-implementation of the game. We took that step and it was huge success.


Sub-freezing temperatures force cancellation of TCU baseball game | The Star-Telegram


Mother Nature has impacted yet another TCU baseball game.

Due to sub-freezing temperatures in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday, the Frogs’ series finale with KU was canceled.

The Horned Frogs will return home Tuesday night at 6:30 to host Abilene Christian.