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TCU News: “A degree from TCU…what can’t you do with that?”

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Jalen Reagor’s path to TCU was a winding one, but he has ended up exactly where he was meant to be.

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Mr. Cowboy’ turns 80: Bob Lilly reflects on his days with TCU and the Dallas Cowboys | The Star-Telegram

Drew did a great job with this, definitely worth a read.

Lilly had a sensational college career at TCU, as the program won two Southwest Conference titles, and reached the 1959 Cotton Bowl and the inaugural Bluebonnet Bowl in 1960 in his three seasons with the varsity squad.

As former teammate Buddy Iles put it, “Bob Lilly was Mr. TCU before he was Mr. Cowboy.”

“I could’ve gone to a few schools [in the Pacific Northwest], but I didn’t want to stay up there,” Lilly said. “I wanted to come back to TCU, which was the best decision I ever made.”

TCU’s Jalen Reagor has created a path of greatness | Horned Frog Blitz

Reagor has made himself into the face of TCU Football, and that’s a great thing for him, and those of us that love the Horned Frogs.

It’s no surprise that Jalen is routinely a player that TCU coaches rely on to talk about his success story; particularly to higher ranked prospects. He tells them all the same thing; don’t fall for the bright lights.

“(I tell them) you have to think about it; you’re the one that’s playing. I’m the type of guy, I’m impatient when it comes to football; I don’t want to have to wait. I never felt like I was going to have to go somewhere and wait, I just felt like TCU was the perfect fit and ended up being close to home,” Jalen said. “It all mixed together at the right time and I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a reason.

“I tell people not to look at all the glitz and the glam; you have to look at all the ins and outs of a school too. A degree from TCU…what can’t you do with that?”

Former TCU linebacker Jawuan Johnson signs with Seattle Seahawks | The Star-Telegram

Johnson was huge down the stretch for TCU’s defense, and his talent has earned him another pro shot as training camps open.

Johnson was part of the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp last spring but didn’t land a contract afterward. He also worked out with the New Orleans Saints during their rookie minicamp. Johnson, who is undersized for NFL linebackers at 5-foot-11, went undrafted.

Johnson had a solid season in his lone year with TCU as a grad transfer from Northern Illinois. He finished with 71 tackles (4 1/2 tackles for loss), one interception and two fumble recoveries.

Updated: Highest-rated TCU 2020 commit still on board with Frogs | The Star-Telegram

Kind of a weird story... while it’s awesome that Sylvester stayed committed to the Frogs, whatever happens down the line DO NOT TWEET AT RECRUITS.

Newton defensive end James Sylvester is still committed to the Horned Frogs.

Sylvester, the highest-rated commitment for Gary Patterson’s progam in 2020, had sent out a tweet on Sunday afternoon announcing his decommitment, and then quickly deleted the tweet.

Sources tell the Star-Telegram he is still committed, as he has been since May.

Big 12 football: Ranking every game of the 2019 season | The Oklahoman

The schedulers didn’t do TCU many favors, as both of these games come in the midst of exceptionally tough stretches.

21. TCU at Iowa State, Oct. 5: For six straight years, the Frogs have held the Cyclones 21 points or less. Can Gary Patterson do it again?

23. TCU at Oklahoma, Nov. 23: The Sooners are Gary Patterson’s worst nightmare – OU has scored 52, 41, 38 and 52 on TCU the last four years.