Jamie Dixon has TCU’s biggest moment against Texas... for now.
“It really does amaze me that people still bring it up,” Dixon said. “But then you look at the history of TCU basketball and you go ‘well there weren’t a lot of things to hang onto in the last 30 years.’ Then I can see why.
”Like I said, history is part of universities. It’s especially part of college athletics. It’s why you go to colleges -- it’s memories and relationships. For me it’s been a lot of fun, but making a shot against Texas has very little to do with that.”
I had to coach against Madi... she is incredibly talented. Stopping her, and the rest of the Sooners, won’t be an easy task - but TCU needs to win this one at home.
2. Center Jordan Moore remains the Frogs’ best scoring threat. The 6-foot-3 senior is averaging 15.6 points, scoring 20 in TCU’s last game at Texas. Moore is one of just two players in the country averaging more than 15 points and two blocks per game while shooting at least 60 percent from the field.
3. Oklahoma (5-11, 1-4) is a young, but talented, crew. One player to watch is freshman forward/guard Madi Williams, a Trinity Valley product, who is averaging 12.3 points and 8.9 rebounds in 16 games, including 15 starts.
A Horned Frog will be a champion for the third straight year.
Cannon, the Patriots’ starting right tackle, is going to the signature game for a TCU-record fifth time. No other player in program history has been to more Super Bowls than Cannon.
Kenneth Davis, a former running back, went to four straight Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills.
Cannon played at TCU from 2007-10, and was a three-time all-conference offensive tackle who earned All-America honors as a senior during the Frogs’ Rose Bowl season.
Noteboom and Howard, meanwhile, have made the big game in their rookie season. Noteboom has seen action in every game for the Rams, serving as a reserve offensive linemen. He made 40 starts his final three seasons with TCU.
Had it not been for an injury his junior year, Barquet would not have been available this late in the game. But, TCU was able to steal this gem out of SEC country.
WHY IT’S BIG FOR TCU
The TCU class is solid from top to bottom this cycle and Barquet really adds a top prospect to this group. He is a defensive end in Louisiana who drew a lot of interest early, from schools like Georgia and Oklahoma to name a couple, so he is talented. He plays with a lot of energy and at defensive end, he is solid against the run and as a pass rusher. His size may have held a few schools back from pursuing him, but do not let that fool you. He may not be as tall or long as some schools like their ends to be, but Barquet is very productive, strong and a true football player.