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TCU News: “This is a student-athlete welfare issue first and foremost”

Jim Schlossnagle is apologizing - but he shouldn’t be.

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Danny Mourning


TCU baseball coach apologizes for negative comments regarding third assistant proposal | The Star-Telegram

He has absolutely nothing to apologize for. At all.

“This is a student-athlete welfare issue first and foremost,” Schlossnagle said on Sunday. “And then it’s an opportunity to develop young coaches. We do nothing in our sport to develop young coaches with the exception of this volunteer coach thing, which is a farce.”

Asked what a third full-time assistant would mean to his program, Schlossnagle said: “Everything. Coaching the team and taking pressure off the other coaches who have to do the bulk of the recruiting.

“We have to recruit these kids earlier and earlier, and go watch more and more games. But we also have to coach the team and give more attention to our players. If college baseball is going to continue to be about development, then we need more coaches — one more full-time coach — to develop coaches.”


Local 4-star Christian Gonzalez would like to hear from TCU | 247 Sports

The Frogs will have some tight end needs in the next two cycles.

One school that he hasn’t heard much from but is willing to listen to is TCU. The program sits just down the road from The Colony and Gonzalez says he would welcome any new interest from the Frogs.

“I follow Gary Patterson and corner coach follows me but they haven’t reached out to me at all,” Gonzales said. “It would be cool to hear from them.”

Gonzalez hasn’t been on an official visit yet but he has one currently scheduled for June.

“I’ll probably be doing some unofficials every once in a while and I’m going to Colorado for an official on June 7-9.”

As for what he’s looking for in a program, Gonzalez just wants to feel at home.

“I want to bond with the coaches and where I feel most at home,” he said.

HFB Mailbag 4/17: Catching up on the TCU recruiting trail | 247 Sports

It’s never too early to start talking future QBs.

Any new info on Haynes King? If our chances are slim there, who is the next guy on the list?

The Frogs are still actively recruiting him as their top guy at the position and make no mistake, they have to sign a quarterback for the class. If they don’t land King, I could see them focusing efforts on a player outside the state like Jacolby Criswell. I’m honestly somewhat surprised that he doesn’t hold a TCU offer yet.