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TCU News: Southern names starting QB, Frogs not listening to outside noise

TCU’s week one mantra: win by one.


From the Army to the sidelines, Curtis Luper is the key cog behind TCU’s recruiting | The Star-Telegram

Don’t sleep on Loop! He’s GP’s secret sauce.

Green was the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2010, and the consecutive 1,000-yard seasons by Green and Hicks was the first consecutive seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher since 2002-03.

“Coach Luper was a great coach, man, he brought a different type of swagger to that running back group when he became the running backs coach [in 2014],” said Hicks, the Arlington Martin product who is hoping to resume a professional career after undergoing ACL surgery in May.

“I contribute a lot of my success to him. He teaches you so much on and off the field, and knows how to work with your strengths and put you in the best position so you can be the best player on Saturdays.”

Added Green: “One of the best all-around guys I’ve had the privilege of meeting. A man definitely committed to turning a group of boys into men. That’s for sure.”

TCU ignoring outside noise from Ben Banogu’s preseason hype to ‘cupcake’ Southern | The Star-Telegram

Tons of pressure on Big Ben, but he’s just focused on winning games.

Even though he isn’t making too much of the preseason hype, Banogu acknowledged that being named to the Ted Hendricks Award watchlist is special because former TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes won that honor in 2009.

“Anytime you’re compared to someone like Jerry Hughes, a TCU great, it makes you take a step back,” Banogu said. “I thought that was pretty cool, but at the end of the day, you still have to finish the season.”

That mindset sits well with coach Gary Patterson.

Southern announces starting quarterback, team captains as Jaguars head into game week vs TCU | The Advocate

TCU knows who will take the first snaps Saturday.

Southern made it official and named quarterback John Lampley the starter for the season opener on Saturday at TCU, coach Dawson Odums announced.

The move comes with little surprise after Odums named Lampley the frontrunner in the three-person race early last week.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore from Georgia will get his first career start against the No. 16 team in the country.

“We have three very good quarterbacks,” Odums said. “John is just slightly above those guys from a consistency standpoint and that’s really what we look for out of that quarterback position.”

Big 12, college football story lines, players and games to watch in 2018 | Times Record News

Expectations for TCU are mixed as week one commences.

TCU – The Horned Frogs will boast more speed than any team in the Big 12. How well sophomore Shawn Robinson fits in at QB will determine the season. Rider fans know all about Robinson after seeing him torch the Raiders in consecutive years while at Denton Guyer. He’s extremely athletic with a huge arm. Accuracy has been his Achilles’ heel, but college offenses can be sculpted to overcome that.