clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

TCU News: “I chose TCU because it felt like home”

New, 1 comment

TCU’s newest women’s basketball commit has never been happier than when she’s on campus.

Links O' War
Links O’ War
Danny Mourning

Football:

TCU sees another quarterback depart. Junior Mike Collins enters transfer portal | The Star-Telegram

Collins wants to play, and with Duggan and Baldwin likely ahead of him on the depth chart, this is his opportunity to do so.

Collins is the third quarterback to leave the team during the season. Graduate transfer Alex Delton called it quits after the Oklahoma State game earlier this month, and redshirt freshman Justin Rogers announced intentions to transfer in late October.

Other players who have opted to transfer include defensive tackle Karter Johnson and linebacker Jacoby Simpson.

Collins sustained a season-ending injury during the Oklahoma State game, only his second appearance of the season. He also played in the Kansas game, scoring on an 11-yard TD run.

Collins joined the program as a transfer from Penn following the 2016 season. He sat out the 2017 season per NCAA transfer rules and then played in nine games, including four starts, in 2018.

TCU’s Patterson is focused on West Virginia, but still baffled by late ruling in OU game | The Star-Telegram

The same crew as TCU-Baylor? You have GOT to be kidding me.

After review, though, the officials determined Duggan had stepped out at the 3-yard line. TCU failed to score after that and lost the game.

“I don’t know how you can overturn Max’s run two weeks ago down the sidelines when the guy [line judge] was standing there without conclusive [evidence],” Patterson said. “And then you won’t overturn that one [by Hurts]? You have more evidence in that. But it is what it is.

“It was the same crew as we had at Baylor, so it was the same white hat.”

TCU (5-6) must defeat West Virginia (4-7) to become bowl eligible for the 17th time in Patterson’s 19 seasons. Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. Friday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Highlights: TCU commit Garrett Hayes in final high school game | 247 Sports

Yeah, bring me this large man. I am here for it.

Hayes, a strong four-star recruit among the top prospects in the state of Texas, finished his high school career in the contest, which saw him start at his usual left tackle spot. In the 6-foot-5, 295-pound range, Hayes is projected to tackle at this time, but a move inside is not out of the realm of possibility, and Hayes would thrive at the college level there as well. His frame, lateral mobility, and intense demeanor on the field serve him well as an offensive lineman. He is a renowned block-finisher who plays with a high motor at all times.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite rates Hayes as a strong four-star recruit ranked No. 78 nationally in the country’s 2020 recruiting class. He is ranked No. 10 nationally among 2020 offensive tackle prospects, as well as No. 12 overall regardless of position in the state of Texas for this cycle. The Top247 rankings put Hayes higher across the board: 46th overall in the 2020 class, fifth nationally among 2020 offensive tackles, and seventh overall in the Lone Star State’s 2020 class.

Michigan State, TCU Among Postseason Regulars Needing To Become Bowl Eligible Thanksgiving Weekend | Forbes

There’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ bowl when you have a young team that needs the reps.

It has been a season of excruciating losses for Gary Patterson’s Horned Frogs. Five defeats by seven or fewer points, including last week’s comeback attempt at Oklahoma, have left TCU needing one more win in order to go bowling for the 20th time in the past 22 seasons. For Patterson, a win at home Friday against West Virginia would make it 14 of the last 15 seasons and 17 of his 19 full seasons (he took over for the 2000 bowl game) as the head coach in Fort Worth.

In two of the last three weeks the Horned Frogs had a chance to wreak havoc on the Big 12 and national landscape, only to lose to visiting Baylor in triple overtime and have the comeback attempt from 21 down in Norman fall short. So, a win over the Mountaineers is required to extend the season. A 47-10 loss in Morgantown last season was the most lopsided defeat in Patterson’s 241-game tenure at TCU.

Basketball:

Girls basketball: Guyer’s Goetz commits to TCU | Denton Record-Chronicle

This is a great pickup for Pebley’s squad.

“I chose TCU because it felt like home,” Goetz said. “I was never happier than when I was on campus, and I had never had better relationships. I loved the culture of their program and how it truly is a family that pushes each other to be the best.”

Goetz has averaged 14 points and 2.6 assists per game this season. The 6-1 guard moved to Guyer from Flower Mound Marcus this past summer.

In the Lady Wildcats’ bi-district win over Marcus last season, Goetz scored a game-high 20 points. Now, she is an integral piece to a Guyer team with championship aspirations.