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TCU News: GP has adjustments for transfer rule, Frogs and Eers reap benefits of Big 12 membership

It’s hard to call joining the Big 12 anything but a massive win.


Gary Patterson rips into new NCAA rule. ‘That’s stupid.’ | The Star-Telegram

GP is a big fan of the new redshirt rule, but the transfer rule change? Not so much. And it’s hard to blame him... just look at how many fans are wringing their hands now worried about a QB transferring at some point?

This is a good read... and the headline is very misleading. Worth checking out the entire article for sure.

Patterson would have been OK with the new “transfer” rule if the NCAA put restrictions on it. He would’ve liked to have a date such as Jan. 1 when students must declare if they’re going to transfer, which would give their previous school time to recruit players at that position.

“If these kids transfer in February, how do you make up these scholarships?” Patterson said. “We’ve recruited a couple grad transfers and they let their schools know in December, January, so you give that place a chance to recruit. It’s just fair to the university and the kids who are on that team.”

Additionally, Patterson believes the NCAA should not allow freshmen to transfer. He pointed to the number of college basketball transfers as a reason to prevent freshmen from doing so in football.

“What we’re teaching our kids to do is quit. I’m not starting. I’m not getting my playing time. Every freshman I’ve ever known wants to transfer because it’s harder than anything else he did in high school.

“As I tell people all the time, at your house you’re going to allow your 17-year-old, 18-year-old to run your household? Let them pay your bills, that’s what you do? No. You don’t do that. So why are we putting our jobs in jeopardy because of an 18-year-old? That’s stupid.”

6 years later, TCU and West Virginia find traction in Big 12 | Enid News

You can’t look back and think that joining the Big 12 was anything but the right move for both of these teams.

TCU and West Virginia are in the third year as fully vested Big 12 members. Part of the agreement when they joined in 2012 called for a 50 percent revenue distribution share in 2012-13, 67 percent in 2013-14, 85 percent in 2014-15 and 100 percent in 2015-16.

“The new revenue is, as my predecessor (former TCU and current Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte) used to say, we came from being the New York Yankees of the Mountain West to the Oakland A’s of the Big 12,” TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati said in May at Big 12 league meetings. “Now being full members, obviously, it’s had a huge impact on all our sports because there are additional resources beyond just football and basketball.”

TCU’s revenue grew from $71.9 million in 2012 to $105 million in 2016, while West Virginia’s numbers increased from $78 million to $92.6 million during that same period, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Education.

Best in Texas offseason edition: Who are the top offensive players in Texas? | Sports Day

Five Frogs make this lit, including a running back at #2.

Anderson became TCU’s breakout star of 2017, rushing for over 750 yards before he was shut down by a late-season foot injury. Expect 1,000+ rushing yards from the junior in 2018. -- Reece Graham

Best in Texas offseason edition: Who are the top defensive players in Texas? | Sports Day

Between Easy Eddie Oliver and Big Ben, it will be a fun race to be the first defender off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The McKinney native finished second on the team in sacks and led TCU with 16.5 tackles for a loss in 2017. After stunning many to return for his senior year, Banogu should be considered one of the top edge rushers in college football. -- Reece Graham

Top 50 teams in 2018: No. 24, TCU | The News-Gazette

Honestly, #24 feels about right. Let’s not put too much pressure on a young squad. But, once ‘one of the worst teams in the country?’ That was two decades ago, bro.

Why No. 24: Here’s how much faith we have in Patterson — the Horned Frogs are back in the Top 25 despite bringing back just nine starters. Patterson has earned the trust while compiling 160 wins in 17 seasons. Remember, TCU was once one of the worst programs in the country. Not now. ... Shawn Robinson takes over at quarterback. Once a prized recruit, Robinson led TCU to a win in his only start last season. ... He will get help from two offensive line starters and tailback Darius Anderson. ... The top returning receiver is KaVontae Turpin, who caught 41 passes last season. ... The defense is led by end Ben Banogu, who had 8 1 / 2 sacks in 2017. ... TCU’s schedule includes a September game against Ohio State in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both visit Fort Worth.

WATCH: QB Max Duggan footage from 7v7 at The Opening Finals | 247 Sports

Duggan’s performance at The Opening was up and down, but he didn’t do anything to hurt the overall impression of him as one of the top QBs in the class of 2019.

For the week, Duggan finished No. 10 overall according to 247Sports, which included a write-up from National Analyst Luke Stampini.

”The TCU commit struggled mightily during seven-on-seven play,” noted Stampini. “The Council Bluffs (Iowa) Lewis Central only led three scoring drives and was intercepted two times. Duggan is a sturdy built 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect that looks good throwing the ball on air, but he simply never found a rhythm against a defense. Duggan completed 37 of 54 passes.”