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TCU News: Dixon was mum on UCLA last night, but there’s a lot of smoke today

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‘I’m just trying to get over this loss right now.’ TCU’s Jamie Dixon mum on UCLA job | The Star-Telegram

Well, it appears he is over it, as reports have surfaced that he’s negotiating with the Bruins.

“I really don’t talk about other jobs,” Dixon said after the Frogs’ 58-44 loss to Texas in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden.

“I’ve got a great job. I’m very lucky where I’m at. I’ve said that before, there’s nothing I can really say. Very thankful for this opportunity I was given at TCU. It doesn’t feel good right now as far as this loss.

“That’s what’s so disappointing because it’s just that we’ve been playing so good. We just never got in that rhythm offensively today. That’s the only thing I feel right now.”

At the buzzer: Texas 58, TCU 44 |

A disastrous offensive performance cost the Frogs.

Bane had 34 points when these two teams met in Austin on UT’s senior day. Bane needed 9 minutes, 31 seconds to get on the scoreboard this time. The Horns’ defense was just suffocating in the first half, holding the Frogs to 7-of-25 shooting. They closed the half 1-for-10 and didn’t score any field goals in the last 5:13. It sort of personified the entire season — great defense at times, unpredictable offense on the other end.

The Horns missed layups and put-back dunks but still had a 31-17 lead on Roach’s 13 early points and Febres’ eight. The 17 first-half points allowed was a season low for Texas.


TCU’s spring game was scheduled for Saturday. Here’s why it won’t happen | The Star-Telegram

Welp, here we go again.

The Frogs have limited depth and numbers with several players out with injuries this spring. Patterson has said TCU is practicing with about half of an 85-man scholarship roster with the injuries, coupled with around 20 joining the program this summer as the rest of the 2019 recruiting class and grad transfers arrive on campus.

Among the more notable players out this spring include wide receiver Jalen Reagor, offensive tackles Austin Myers and Lucas Niang, running backs Sewo Olonilua and Darius Anderson and defensive tackle Ross Blacklock.

Breaking down TCU’s top three 2019 NFL draft prospects, including expert projections and more | Sports Day

LJ might find himself in the first round, based on projections.

Former Dallas Cowboys VP of player personnel Gil Brandt tweeted following TCU’s pro day that Collier’s showings since the start of 2019 could land him on the “back end” of the first round in the draft. The Athletic’s Dane Brugler, meanwhile, rated Collier as the No. 65 overall draft prospect as of March 15, with praise for his ”powerful hands” and quick reaction-time to plays. Elsewhere,’s Chad Reuter projected Collier as a third-round pick to Seattle in his Mar. 28 mock draft, while CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson had him going as a second-round pick to Philadelphia.