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TCU News: Robinson on brink of milestone

TCU’s PG is nearing the career assists record.

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Basketball:

‘It’s going to be huge.’ TCU’s floor general Alex Robinson on brink of program history | The Star-Telegram

Can Robinson get close to his career high on his home floor? We will find out Saturday.

Robinson goes into Saturday’s game against Florida needing 15 to tie Santee’s record of 575 career assists, and 16 to break it.

“When I’m playing the game, I don’t ever think about it. Honestly I just know that I’m hovering around there,” Robinson said. “I don’t know the exact numbers. I don’t know what game I’ll get it at or whatever. I just know I’m hovering around it.”

Robinson’s preference would be to do it on his home floor at Schollmaier Arena, although that will take his best assists game this season. Robinson’s season high is 14 against Fresno State in November.

But Robinson has done it before. His career-high is 17 assists in a game, set in January 2018 against Iowa State.

This TCU student-athlete is taking part in the NCAA Convention this week | The Star-Telegram

This is a huge opportunity for a great person and player.

“A total of 80 voting members from the Big 12, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC are scheduled to meet to consider 11 proposals which were submitted this past fall, including mental health services and resources, and the role of agents in assisting student-athletes with career planning and decision making.

“Okonkwo will have a full vote in each proposal and has been included in the ongoing discussions at the conference level the past year. She will be joined by fellow Big 12 student-athlete representatives Travis Buffy of Texas Tech (football) and Krista Haddock of Kansas State (women’s soccer).

Football:

TCU’s L.J. Collier impressing at Senior Bowl: NFL teams ‘won’t waste their money on me’ | The Star-Telegram

Collier has doing work all week in Mobile.

“I knew it only took a season to get your name out there. That’s what I tried to do,” Collier said. “I played my hardest I could and showed teams what I’m capable of. I did that. I played hard every game and I ran through guys. People took notice of that.”

People will take notice if he continues to run through guys at the Senior Bowl. This week of practice can help players boost their draft stocks substantially.

Collier has met with a few teams already, and just needs one to fall in love with him and his potential. Maybe it’ll be the Dallas Cowboys, something that would sit well with his dad, a lifelong fan of America’s Team.

“My dad is a helluva Cowboys fan. He really is,” Collier said. “He’d lose it [if I was drafted by them]. He’d be like, ‘Man, I can’t believe my boy is a Cowboy.”

TCU’s offseason has been quiet when it comes to staff changes, and here’s why that’s not a surprise | Sports Day

The Frogs did lose at least one assistant, RJ Fleming, who moved to Liberty. Luper had also been in discussions with Auburn, but they hired Cadillac Williams, keeping him in Fort Worth.

And make no mistake: Patterson hasn’t exactly been one to celebrate the coaching carousel either. Patterson, in October, didn’t shy away from offering up his thoughts on what some may consider to be a troubling trend.

“It’s become the nature not just of football but of [the media] and fan-bases and everywhere else,” Patterson said. “People are calling saying ‘I’m going to take your money away’ because they have no patience or you just don’t like that person of whatever.

“A guy was good enough to go to a BCS game two years before that and then you want to fire him because ‘he isn’t a good football coach.’ There are just a lot of football coaches -- situations you have to be careful.”