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TCU News: “if you know anything about TCU’s defense it’s very complex”

Gary Patterson gets guys ready for the NFL, and Ben Banogu is the most recent player to benefit from that.

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HFB Top TCU camp performers: Offense | Horned Frog Blitz

The Frogs will be looking to add a QB in 2021, and Morton looks like the perfect fit.

Quarterback – Behren Morton | Eastland (2021)

Of the quarterbacks that went through the camps, Morton was the top overall. A close second was Garrett Nussmeier but I went with Morton due to the fact he also tested well. He ran a 4.7 forty and was very consistent throwing the football. Morton earned a TCU offer a day after the camp.

Edinburg Vela’s Bailey signs with TCU | The Monitor

He’s a great pickup on the offensive line (this article makes it sounds like he graduated, but he’s signing as a class of 2020 member, so I don’t know what’s going on there).

“It’s a neat thing with him being a little bit of the late bloomer,” Campbell said. “He was playing his best football at the tail end of the year and there was a lot of recruiting happening. Between his size, his athleticism and playing really well, it presented some opportunities that looks like the entire country found out about.”

“For me, it was always just a game of fun,” he said. “But after I received that first recruiting call (from LSU), I started taking things a whole lot more seriously. Before, it was a dream but not a reality. I had to step up the pace and get on pace with what’s going on.”

Frisco Centennial CB Ridge Texada shines at TCU camp | 247 Sports

Ranthony was a Frog. Raleigh is a Bear. Can TCU secure the commitment of Ridge?

Some close to the Texada family feel Ridge may be the most talented of the trio. If TCU does offer, they could be landing a huge steal in the class. Texada says an offer from the Frogs would be a dream come true.

“TCU would be a dream offer. I watched Ranthony over there and we love it. To follow in my brother’s footsteps under a great coach and play in big games would be a dream. We know them and they know us,” Texada said. “I gave it everything to show I’m as good as Ranthony.”

Pro Frogs:

Colts area scout discusses what he saw in Ben Banogu | Colts Wire

Gary Patterson’s reputation with NFL teams continues to be sterling.

The Colts have been moving Banogu back and forth from defensive end and the SAM linebacker position. Coming from a complex TCU defense, Colts southwest area scout Byron Lusby believes the transition should be a bit easier for Banogu.

“I mean, you saw at the Senior Bowl, they dropped him a coverage at TCU — and if you know anything about TCU’s defense it’s very complex,” Lusby told “He doesn’t just have to go seek the quarterback, he’s gotta read splits and the receivers, tackles, the backs — he’s gotta do all of that stuff. You know he knows football, because you can’t play in that defense if you don’t, and then you saw it at the Senior Bowl.”

Around Campus:

Here’s what’s coming next door to Dutch’s near TCU. (Hint: It’s new from Dutch’s.)

Dutch’s Burritos? Sign me up.

The new shop will serve burritos, bowls and wraps, presumably with the guacamole and salsa already served on the hamburger side.

As you might expect, it’ll be open by TCU football season.

Dutch’s opened in 2007, a tribute to the spirit of late Hall of Fame TCU football Coach Dutch Meyer. (Co-founder Louis Lambert’s father, Hal Lambert, played for the 1950s Frogs.)

Dutch’s often ranks high in burger contests and won the 2015 Burger Battle.