A sophomore QB at Media Day?... leave it to GP to make that call because of superstition.
But coach Gary Patterson explained his reasoning behind having Robinson attend media day during his foundation’s fundraiser on Monday night.
”Two years ago, I didn’t send Kenny [Hill] and we didn’t play very well,” Patterson said. “Last year, I sent Kenny Hill and we played well. So I said I’m not waiting two years for a quarterback to play well ‘cause I’m superstitious, so we’re going to send Shawn.”
Patterson might have tipped his hand in this regard, especially if you look at how other schools did it.
This is an interesting move, for a couple reasons - mostly because how much the Frogs could use the extra athlete at the corner position. At worst, it will make teams think twice about kicking away from Turp.
As far as football, Flowers had an impressive high school career at Sam Houston. As a receiver his senior season in 2015, he finished with 40 catches for 706 yards and six touchdowns.
Flowers is a home-run threat as a returner and adds much-needed depth to the cornerback position that has just one returning starter – Jeff Gladney. Julius Lewis and Tony James also have starting experience at the position.
If the Frogs can land Barlow, it will make the impending graduations of Sewo and Darius much easier to process.
RUNNINGBACK – (1-2)
Commits: Daimarqua Foster
TCU has one of the most underrated players in the nation with Wichita Falls Hirschi running back Daimarqua Foster committed. However, the Frogs had planned all along to take at least two running backs in the class and that hasn’t changed. Left on the board is Newton running back Darwin Barlow. The speedy back has TCU in his top ten at the moment and sources have told HFB that he is the top target on the list at running back. With Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua having just two more years of eligibility, early playing time is there for the 2019 class; especially for backs like Foster and Barlow.
The one program that looked ready for primetime by day one was definitely baseball. They’ve made the CWS four times since joining the conference.
4. Baseball dominance, 2014
TCU has become a powerhouse in baseball under Jim Schlossnagle, and earned its first Big 12 tournament championship in 2014. That sparked the Frogs’ first run to the College World Series as a member of the Big 12.
TCU eventually ran out of gas in Omaha, falling to Virginia and Ole Miss.