Everything is FINE. I mean, look at that completion percentage!
That leaves the possibility of Downing, an Atlanta-area native, coming off the scout team and starting for the Horned Frogs against the Bears. After walking on to the Georgia football program, Downing appeared in 4 games during his brief tenure with the Bulldogs, going 8-of-10 for 88 yards across those appearances.
In January, he announced he was transferring to TCU, where his brother is a graduate assistant.
No ill will from the player or the coach, but fans are certainly frustrated.
“He’s kind of been frustrated, kind of went through it at Kansas State with Skylar [Thompson] and I think he just kind of got to the point where it was time to step away,” Patterson said. “I appreciate him. I made him one of my captains. I really think a lot of him.
“The guy came here as a grad transfer, so obviously he would’ve liked to be the starter. Obviously he’d like to play more. Obviously he’d like to do all of that stuff.”
In a message to the Star-Telegram late Tuesday, Delton expressed gratitude for his brief tenure in Fort Worth.
“I’ll tell you that I have nothing but great things to say about TCU football, Coach P and the future of TCU football,” Delton said. “Coach P is a phenomenal top notch head coach at a first-class program. Coach handles business the right way.
Edric Dennis isn’t a point guard, but he might be able to fill that role for TCU this season.
“We have two really good point guards,” Bane said. “Edric Dennis is good. He’s a veteran, a really good leader. And Francisco Farabello is a really good point guard as well.”
Dennis joined TCU as a graduate transfer from UT Arlington, where he averaged 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists while starting 19 games last season.
Farabello, meanwhile, is a highly touted recruit originally from Argentina where his dad Daniel played on the national team with Spurs great Manu Ginobili.
Coach Jamie Dixon likes both, but signs suggest Dennis will open the season as the starter. Dennis started “secret” scrimmages against Mississippi State and Washington last month.
This has become such a good rivalry.
Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was freshman Stephanie Grundsøe with 1188, followed by sophomore Kristen Hemphill with 1182 and junior Casey Lutz with 1181. Grundsøe in particular has been a key addition for the TCU squad. Going into the match against UTEP she was ranked fifth in the NCAA with an average aggregate score of 1179.8.(See Grundsøe pictured at the top of this article.) For its next match, No. 1 TCU will head to Kentucky to face No. 10 Murray State on Saturday, November 8.
”I could not be more impressed with the scores posted today,” said TCU Coach Karen Monez, adding, “[For] every match the team goes in with the mindset that they want to fire a score that is capable of winning. Putting in that extra effort on the practice line is making the difference in their individual performances.”