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TCU News: Anderson back, Vongor out, Fuente heating up

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TCU’s ‘freak athlete’ Darius Anderson ready to rebound from injury-plagued season | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs’ 1-2 punch in the backfield is as good as anyone’s in the Big 12, and maybe the country.

Anderson figures to play a key part in TCU’s success this season. Co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie and coach Gary Patterson have both expressed putting an emphasis on running the ball, especially with backs such as Anderson, Sewo Olonilua, Kenedy Snell and Emari Demercado.

“I’m just even that much hungrier, just ready to get back on the field and compete with my team,” Anderson said. “I think I can grow a lot. I still feel like I have a lot of work to do and learning in different areas. I’m still learning as the process goes on.”

Report: TCU defensive back Atanza Vongor ‘likely’ out for season | Sports Day

While Patterson wasn’t willing to give details, he did say the true freshman is likely done for the year.

A highly rated member of TCU’s most recent recruiting class may not see the field in 2018.

Four-star S/CB Atanza Vongor (South Grand Prairie) will “likely” be out for the season with an undisclosed injury, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Friday.

Yahoo Sports’ 2018 Top 25: No. 16 TCU | Yahoo.com

It’s been a while since the Frogs’ have upended OU... maybe we are due?

The Horned Frogs got two shots at the Sooners last fall, but lost both times. Neither game was all that close either. In November, OU won 38-20, scoring all of its points in the first half. In the rematch in the Big 12 title game, TCU kept things close in the first half and trailed by just a touchdown at the break. The second half was a different story with the Sooners pitching a shutout in an eventual 41-17 win.

This time with the game in Fort Worth, perhaps the Horned Frogs can exact some revenge.

Future TCU Frog Max Duggan: Iowa’s best QB prospect in two decades? | USA Today

QB recruiting has been on fire, and Duggan looks the part of another elite prospect at the position.

Duggan is the state’s best quarterback prospect since Southeast Polk’s Kyle Orton in 2001. A who’s who of power college football coaches came through Lewis Central this offseason to watch Duggan throw, and he racked up 20-plus offers during his recruitment.

247Sports ranks Duggan the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in 2019 and the class’ No. 255 overall prospect. He’s a consensus four-star recruit with explosive athleticism and the football smarts of a coach’s kid. With quick feet and quicker release, Duggan is poised to lead Lewis Central on a deep playoff run in Class 3A this season.

Former TCU assistant has Virginia Tech on the rise | The Star-Telegram

The former OC is doing big things in Blacksburg.

1. Fuente watch. Justin Fuente is one of the young, promising coaches in the sport, and was groomed by TCU’s Gary Patterson. He’s had a solid first two seasons with the Hokies and is looking to take the next step in Year 3.