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TCU News: “we almost hit rock bottom, and we still rose to the occasion”

The returning players returned with a renewed sense of purpose.

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‘I’ve always been a fighter.’ TCU’s Julius Lewis wants to close college career on an up | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs need their other senior corner to have a big year.

Lewis came to TCU as a three-star prospect out of Mansfield High, rated as the sixth-best cornerback in Texas by 247Sports. He burst onto the scene as a freshman, playing in 12 games with four starts and making a handful of memorable plays.

In TCU’s double-overtime victory over Baylor in 2015, Lewis was part of a fourth-and-1 stop to seal the victory. He went on to have seven tackles in the Alamo Bowl victory over Oregon.

That’s the type of impact Lewis wants to make this season. He enjoyed his summer break, making his first trip to Hollywood and Universal Studios, but he’s been all football since fall camp started this month.

“I’m ready,” Lewis said. “Last one.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL | Fixed Frogs: Reagor, TCU healthy after impressive recover | Record-Courier

There is a renewed sense of purpose amongst this team.

“That was big for us ... know that we almost hit rock bottom, and we still rose to the occasion,” linebacker Garret Wallow said.

While Reagor was then among several starters who missed at least part of spring practice, he is back healthy. So are key defenders like veteran safety Innis Gaines, who played only a half season before a knee injury, and tackle Ross Blacklock, who tore an Achilles tendon in a non-contact drill last preseason.

“Probably the worst pain I’ve felt in my life, traumatizing actually,” Blacklock said.

Reagor had TD catches in seven consecutive games during a 1,000-yard receiving season. He accounted for 30% of TCU’s receptions (72 of 239), the best in the Big 12 and highest under Patterson, who is going into his 19th season. The Frogs could use more of the same from the son of a former NFL defensive tackle.

“I don’t look at it as pressure,” Reagor said. “I feel like I’m supposed to be here.”

Taking your own alcohol into TCU football games is the right call | The Star-Telegram

This is an interesting thought... but I can’t say that I agree.

I have a better idea than selling beer at TCU football games: Why don’t we just allow people to bring their own alcohol into the games?

According to the Star-Telegram’s editorial Saturday, the big problem is that people have to go out to the parking lot to drink, and then it takes them too long to get back into the game. (11A, “Beer makes everything better, including TCU football games”)

If our goal is to have a wonderful atmosphere and wonderful hospitality at the games, wouldn’t it be easier just to allow all the guests to bring alcohol with them?

The best part of this is that people could come and go freely during the games.

Fort Worth foodies and TCU football fans team up for ‘Texas Tailgate Cookbook’ | Dallas News

This is so cool!

Just in time for football season, there’s a new playbook for these parking lot parties. The Texas Tailgate Cookbook ($5.99, Great Texas Line Press) tackles the ins and outs of tailgating and includes themed menus with 53 recipes that feed a crowd.

Written by Fort Worth food writer and cookbook author June Naylor and her husband Marshall Harris, the book draws from the couple’s six years of experience hosting tailgate parties at Texas Christian University football games. The two share a love of cooking and tailgating that rivals their passion for TCU: Both are alums, and Harris is a TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame member and 1978 football season MVP.