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TCU Basketball has a lot of work to do with conference play looming.

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Football:

Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU | Hogs Haven

Please don’t let Washington ruin another TCU wide receiver by drafting Reagor to that crap-show of a franchise.

Why he may fit with Washington:

The Redskins appeared to find a cornerstone wide receiver in the third round of last year’s draft in Terry McLaurin, and landing another stud like Reagor could make Washington’s offense dynamic. This season, Washington ranks last in the NFL in pass yards per game, and while inconsistent quarterback play and a heavy reliance on the running game partially explains that, there’s no doubt that the Redskins need more dynamic players like Reagor in their locker room.

Bottom Line:

Jalen Reagor has the speed, quickness and athleticism to be a dynamic threat on offense, and if he’s used in the right capacity, he has a high enough floor to contribute in Washington in 2020, which could greatly benefit quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

3 commitments, 1 TV snafu: On Ja’Marr Chase’s wild recruitment | 247 Sports

Let’s relive this nightmare... it will get you in the right mood for Colin’s article later.

Four-star recruit Greg Emerson suffered a leg injury earlier in the week during practices. That didn’t prevent him from limping onto the stage and committing to his home-state Tennessee Vols. NFL Network loved the story so much they held Emerson around for another segment, cutting into Chase’s time.

“Then it took him so long to get off the stage – he didn’t have a wheelchair, crutches or anything – because he was limping with a broken leg,” Geaux247’s Shea Dixon remembers. “The TV guy looked at Ja’Marr and said … ‘We’re out of time.’”

Chase, the No. 19 player in the 2018 Top247, never would commit to TCU. He inked with home-state LSU on National Signing Day, a decision that’s reverberated throughout college football. Chase caught 73 passes for 1,498 yards and an LSU single-season record 18 touchdowns in 2019. He won the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top receiver, forming a deadly pairing with Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.

Basketball:

TCU hoops’ Grayer excited to face former team, says Frogs ‘definitely need this one’ | The Star-Telegram

Should be fun to watch the sweet-shooting Grayer against his former team.

But Grayer is on a new team now at TCU and knows the importance of defeating his former team on Monday night at Schollmaier Arena. The Horned Frogs (8-3) are reeling from their worst loss of the season to Xavier and want to enter Big 12 play next weekend on a positive note.

“It’s good to see George Mason is doing well, but we definitely need this one,” Grayer said. “We want to go into conference play starting on a good note.”

Grayer joked that he and a few of his former teammates have been talking “a little smack” going into this game, but it’s all well-intended fun. Grayer started 102 of 105 career games for the Patriots in his career, averaging 11 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Athens sports star went on to bigger things | Athens Review

What a cool trip down memory lane.

After graduating from Athens, Brannon made his way to Fort Worth where he starred for the TCU Horned Frogs, not only as an all conference guard in basketball, but as left-handed a starting quarterback in football.

After his TCU playing days, Brannon transitioned to coaching, first in the high school ranks, where he led Dublin to two regional titles. That earned him a spot heading the Rice Owls of the Southwest Conference. Two of his Owl teams were conference champions.

Legendary Houston Cougar Coach Guy Lewis, who played under Brannon at Rice said “Brannon wasn’t all that easy going on the floor. He just wanted you to play hard. And players did because they really loved the guy.”

From Rice it was on to his alma mater, TCU. As head coach of the Frogs, he piloted SWC title teams in 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1959.