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TCU’s coach had some thoughts on the transfer waivers.

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Danny Mourning

Football:

TCU coach Gary Patterson worried NCAA’s transfer waivers will ruin college football | The Star-Telegram

Patterson has never been shy about sharing his opinion, and he has a strong one on all these waivers.

At the end of the day, Patterson believes in how he’s done it over the years. He’s regarded as one of the top coaches in the country, and has turned TCU into a football power.

Patterson joked last month about avoiding recruits with “portal parents,” players he felt whose parents would encourage them to bolt if things went awry. But that’s always been his approach and it’s hard to argue it hasn’t worked with 167 wins in his career.

“You should always recruit guys that you think want to be part of a system so they can become great,” Patterson said. “I don’t think you can become great unless you go through a process.”

North Shore RB John Gentry says TCU is his dream school | 247 Sports

The Frogs will have a serious RB need in the class of 2020.

“They’re staying in contact,” he said. “I talk to Coach Luper; I like him, he’s a good guy.”

It’s been since last summer when Gentry visited TCU last. He hopes to receive another invite to visit the Big 12 program. After all, they sit pretty high in his mind.

“Most definitely; I want to get up there and visit them,” Gentry said. “TCU is my dream school and I’ve been looking forward to going.”

As part of their 2019 recruiting class TCU signed his North Shore teammate and good friend Keeyon Stewart. Gentry says Stewart is constantly talking up TCU.

Baseball:

No. 9 Texas travels to Fort Worth to face No. 22 TCU | Burnt Orange Nation

I mean, we haven’t played that easy of a schedule...

The caveat is that TCU hasn’t face a schedule nearly as difficult as Texas, having played only two games against ranked opponents entering the series. head coach Jim Schlossnagle’s team lost to Cal State-Fullerton 1-0 to open the season, then took down top-ranked Vanderbilt with in a decisive 10-2 victory.

The biggest challenge for Pierce and his pitching staff will be holding the TCU hitters in check, as the Horned Frogs are batting .379 over the last four games and boast the Big 12’s best batting average overall at .314, which ranks seventh nationally. During that four-game winning streak, six TCU batters have hit home runs — the team has 19 on the season.