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TCU News: Jamie Dixon on UCLA: “Nothing happened”

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Dixon has been hard at work rebuilding the TCU roster, and seems to be locked in on a future in Fort Worth.

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Basketball:

Has the dust settled from the UCLA chatter last month? TCU’s Jamie Dixon says ... | The Star-Telegram

Dixon seems all in at TCU now, and that’s what matters.

Given the “transfer portal” and players such as Kouat Noi bolting for the professional leagues early, roster turnover has become the norm for schools such as TCU. It’s part of playing in a respected conference such as the Big 12.

“Every year is going to be, I don’t know what you call it, but recruiting in the spring and then in the summer and then fill rosters throughout. Just get used to it,” Dixon said. “We’re going to have to embrace it. That’s what it is. You’re going to have to find ways to get guys in school and you’re probably not going to be able to develop guys for all four years because of the rules and changes.

“We’re also in the best conference in the country, so we’re the next step to the NBA. We’re the closest thing to it, so it allows people to make that transition, look at that transition, or believe they are that close. We are that close. We’re the closest conference to it.”

Football:

JUCO OL Brandon Coleman enjoys recent visit to TCU | 247 Sports

Bring me ALL the large offensive linemen, please.

Coleman is quickly becoming a well-known name in recruiting circles as several programs have taken notice. TCU offered the 6-foot-6, 320-pounder on May 9th and in addition to the Frogs’ offer he holds offers from Missouri, Houston, Iowa State, Florida Stat and Tulsa among others. He’s also received strong interest from Oklahoma.

The rising lineman made his way to Fort Worth on Friday for an unofficial visit to TCU. Coleman says he was impressed with his time on campus.

“It was great! Me and my family had a lot of fun touring the facilities, meeting the coaches,” he said. “Everybody was up front and honest with us the whole time too, which is a big deal to me when visiting colleges. They didn’t try to hide anything from us or anything like that and we’re up front all the time.”

Track:

Sonora’s Lane Cahill finds small-town connection in TCU track | Go San Angelo

We don’t hear a whole lot about track, but this is a great story of what it takes to ‘make it’ collegiately as a non-revenue sport athlete.

Sonora High School’s Lane Cahill might not feel too out of her element on the Texas Christian University track team even though she’ll be moving from a town of less than 3,000 to Fort Worth, population 874,168.

After all, there’s Goldthwaite native Scotty Miller coaching vaulters at TCU.

”He’s from a small town and I kinda think he understands where I come from,” said Cahill, who has agreed to a preferred walk-on opportunity at the NCAA Division I school that competes in the tough Big 12 conference.

”I also know he will help me go higher.”