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TCU News: Don’t sleep on the Frogs

It’s never a good idea to underestimate a Gary Patterson team.

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Danny Mourning

Football:

Ranking the players on TCU’s 2018 roster: Nos. 10-6 feature two-thirds of Frogs’ backfield monster | Sports Day

Robinson goes into the season as QB1, but he will have to work to stay there. And, that’s a good thing. He’s proven himself under pressure time and time again.

Rogers’ speedy recovery, which his camp has described as “ahead of schedule,” has changed Robinson’s circumstances. The DeSoto product no longer has the luxury of counting 2018 as a developmental season. Rogers may not play, but he’ll be ready to compete for and potentially take the starting job next spring. The pressure is on for Robinson to deliver in 2018. The verbal commitment of 4-star 2019 QB Max Duggan only adds to that pressure, and while time will tell if we see a three-way QB battle next spring, the 2018 season is starting to feel more like Robinson’s audition. He’s got a lot going for him -- nimble lateral movement, good decision making for someone of his experience and an absolute cannon for an arm. If his passing accuracy comes along, Robinson will have the tools to fight for and reclaim QB1 status.

247Sports Summer Top 25: Don’t sleep on No. 18 TCU | 247Sports

If the players on the roster play to their talent, TCU will be just fine.

What the local expert says: “It starts up front. They’ve gotta find guys that can replace those four offensive linemen they lost,” said Jeremy Clark of HornedFrogBlitz. “They’ve got two guys that are veterans that have over 20 starts between them. They’ve gotta find a left tackle, they’ve gotta find a guy that can protect Shawn Robinson’s blind side. But they have the running backs; they have Darius Anderson, they have Sewo (Olonilua), which is another key running back that’s 6-3, 225. They’ve got (KaVontae) Turpin still; Turpin’s one of the most electric players in the Big 12. Defense, I’m never worried about defense when Gary Patterson’s there. Even in years where they’ve lost seven or eight starters, somehow or another he still gets that defense ready to play.

Golf:

TCU Power Index: At 40, Angela Stanford still learning, still winning on the links | The Star-Telegram

One of the most underrated pros to come out of TCU is still winning.

Stanford is having something of a resurgence on the LPGA tour. She turned 40 last year and playing some of the best golf of her career. She’s one of only six players 40 or older have played in an LPGA event in 2018. The 2001 LPGA Rookie of the Year and six-time Solheim Cup U.S. team member has a career-innings of $10.5 million, including over $220,000 this year. She’s 47th in the latest Race to CME Globe rankings.

Stanford, who attended Boswell High School before becoming a four-time All-American and four-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection at TCU, tied for 10th at the U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek and Country Club in Alabama on June 3. That was good enough to earn $104,505.