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TCU News: Frogs lose commitment, gain coach

Also, is tonight the night for LJ Collier?

Links O' War
Links O’ War
Danny Mourning


TCU basketball coach Jamie Dixon finalizes coaching staff | The Star-Telegram

This is a good hire for the Horned Frogs.

Benford was the head coach at North Texas from 2012-17, and most recently served as an assistant at LSU. He was the interim coach late in the season when LSU placed coach Will Wade on leave after surfacing in the FBI college basketball corruption case.

Former TCU star turned police officer now fighting her biggest battle: a brain tumor | The Star-Telegram

Niki Newton is one of the best ever to lace them up for the Frogs, and is now fighting for her life.

She’s battled the best high school and college players in the nation, and fights crime on a daily basis, but now she’s in the biggest battle of her life: fighting a rare and large tumor on her pineal gland in the middle of her brain.

“I started to get constant pressure headaches about a year ago between the eyes and began to exhibit other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, balance, memory problems and visual problems,” Newton said. “The symptoms continued to increase throughout the months and headaches became so severe that they were causing blackouts and passing out spells.”


TCU loses commitment from rising defensive back | Sports Day

The Frogs aren’t out of the running for this fast riser, but now they have just one commitment in the class of 2020.

Barron originally committed to TCU last month. He has since earned offers from Arizona, Oklahoma State and Tennessee.

At 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, Barron is ranked as the No. 60 cornerback in the country and No. 113 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports Composite.

TCU is down to one commit this cycle.

Predictions for TCU’s NFL draft prospects: Is a duo of DEs gone by the third round? | Sports Day

We will find out this evening if Collier can sneak into the first round.

Heading into the draft, the bulk of experts have Collier listed as a second-round pick -- with destinations ranging from the Tennessee Titans to the Oakland Raiders -- but it would be a mistake to rule him out from being a sleeper first-round pick. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, former Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel Gil Brandt and others have been among those to praise Collier’s abilities within the past month.