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TCU News: Mayen a difference-maker, Frogs in the hunt for highly recruited TE

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TCU has a big weekend ahead.

Links O' War
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Danny Mourning

Basketball:

Make no mistake: TCU basketball ‘needs’ Lat Mayen to emerge in Big 12 play | The Star-Telegram

A healthy, effective Mayen gives the Frogs the piece off the bench they desperately need.

“Yeah, we need him,” coach Jamie Dixon said after Tuesday’s game. “He could be a really great defender, he made three shots. I think his 100 percent means he’s not playing in pain, but I think you’ll see him grow even more as he goes through freshman year like anyone else in our program.”

Mayen informed Dixon that his knee was “finally 100 percent” last week.

This is a guy who underwent surgery on a torn meniscus as a true freshman last year, which led to a redshirt season, and had another operation on the same knee.

Football:

K-State Q&A: Barry Brown, Dean Wade, a surging basketball team and Alex Delton to TCU | The Wichita Eagle

Most Wildcat fans seem to be a-ok with Delton heading south.

Their reasoning: his intimate knowledge of the playbook will give TCU an unfair advantage when it visits Manhattan next October ... It will be too weird to watch Delton play against the Wildcats ... His intentions are personal. The most forceful response I saw came on Twitter when someone suggested to me that K-State should block every player on its roster from transferring to a Big 12 school, no exceptions.

While I understand both arguments, I’m glad Delton has the freedom to play wherever he wants next season. He deserves it.

K-State switched coaches from Bill Snyder to Chris Klieman, so Delton’s knowledge of the old playbook is of no concern. He was also a warrior for the Wildcats, playing hurt and helping the offense while only starting six games at quarterback. Without him, K-State might not have rallied to beat UCLA in the Cactus Bowl two years ago or extended its winning streak over Kansas last season. He gave his all here and earned a degree. If he wants a new start at TCU instead of UTEP, as originally planned, he should get it.

TCU still looking good to TE Brett Seither | 247 Sports

A tight end with 40+ offers is potentially committing to TCU. What is this new world.

With many schools in the hunt, Seither told HFB a few weeks ago that one program stood out above the others; TCU. Current crystal ball predictions favor the Frogs at the moment with 80% of the votes. He has taken official visits to TCU, Michigan State and Georgia Tech. When asked where TCU stood with all the new offers, they still are the team to beat. TCU is expected to make an in-home with him on Wednesday.

”I would say TCU is leading of the three I’ve visited; I really had a good time down in Fort Worth,” Seither said. “It really stood out to me. A good school, small campus with a lot of great people on campus, great football, I like the Big 12. Obviously, they are known for offense so that’s big. And just the way they want to flex me out, move me into the backfield and move me all over the place. And from an academic standpoint it’s a really good school with internships at Dallas close by is also big.”