Every new player that gets eligible just shows that the NCAA has no idea what they’re doing.
TCU and Baldwin are expected to have new and additional information for the NCAA to review in regards to his appeals request.
The immediate eligibility waivers continue to generate headlines in the college football world. Baldwin, as well as former TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson (Missouri), are among the most notable players who have been denied immediate eligibility waivers.
Other high-profile players, though, such as former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell (Miami) and incoming Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (Georgia) have been granted waivers. Florida State announced one of its quarterbacks, Louisville transfer Jordan Travis, was granted an immediate eligibility waiver on Monday.
He’s been a mentor, a friend, and a heck of a coach.
“He knows how I want the quarterbacks coached in terms of teaching and progressions,” Cumbie said. “He just recently played the position, so I think the guys are really comfortable coming to him. How do you read that? What was it like for you? Those recent experiences that he has, they’re still fresh. They saw him play and he can really be a factor that way and helping those guys.
“He brings great energy too. He’s having fun doing it.”
Hill had a stellar career at Southlake Carroll, earning 2012 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year honors and being named to the Star-Telegram’s first-team Super Team. He started his college career at Texas A&M before transferring to TCU.
Hill told the Star-Telegram after last season that he had caught the coaching bug, and wanted to pursue a career in it. So far, so good.
The redshirt freshman safety has a chance to make a big impact.
4. La’Kendrick Van Zandt, RS Fr., S
Van Zandt was raved about for the progress he displayed in the spring after making just four tackles last fall, and the 6-1, 206-pound safety has only continued to bring on with the arrival of fall camp. Patterson touted Van Zandt as “a better player than ever” after Saturday’s scrimmage, and fans shouldn’t be surprised one bit if the versatile defensive back out of Henderson rotates between safety and linebacker as Garret Wallow did a season ago. Linebacker stands a particular area of need on defense, as the Frogs lost Ty Summers, Jawuan Johnson, Arico Evans and Alec Dunham all to graduation after 2018.
Sammy Baugh was something else.
6. Sammy Baugh, TCU, 1936
At a time when much of college football was still resistant to the forward pass, “Slinging” Sammy Baugh put the Horned Frogs on the map, leading the nation in passing—and punting—during his junior and senior seasons. In that senior season, 1936, Baugh had 1,196 passing yards and 12 touchdowns, finishing fourth in the Heisman voting.