“I think he’s a heckuva football player, but I’m going to surprise you with this — he’s a wide receiver but I think he’d be the best corner in the country,” Brandt told hosts Ari Temkin and Dave Archer on Sirius XM Big 12 Radio.
“You don’t want to tell a wide receiver that, but then when you let them know that defensive backs get paid better than wide receivers, all of a sudden they change their mind.”
“Honestly, I never thought about it,” Brugler said. “But it makes sense. Terrific athlete with the mindset and tracking skills that would serve him well on defense.”
I’ve talked about this in Q&As, podcasts, and more... but it’s still unbelievable to me.
Asked if he’s seen promising signs of late, Patterson said: “We’ll see. You don’t look in your stocking before Christmas do you? The only way you fill your stocking is to do good and Santa thinks you should be rewarded.
“We had a couple of guys last week I thought played better at that position.”
Mathis had a couple quarterback hurries in TCU’s 41-38 loss to SMU on Saturday. He was credited with a hurry on an interception thrown by SMU’s Shane Buechele to TCU’s Ar’Darius Washington in the first half.
Eli is moving up the ladder, and that’s great for TCU.
TCU commit had 10 rushes for 104 yards and two TDs in a 48-17 win over East Central. Also completed 6-of-16 passes for 55 yards. For the season, has 47 carries for 452 yards and eight TDs for the 6AII No. 3 Chieftains, who are 3-0. As a passer, he is 23-of-47 for 220 yards and a TD. In 2018, accounted for 2,395 yards and 27 TDs.
Losing Niang would be terrible.
Offensively, the Frogs did not have Tre Hights and right tackle Lucas Niang missed most of the fourth quarter. Niang would be a big loss for the Frogs’ offensive line if he’s unable to go; as of Tuesday Patterson wasn’t sure if Niang will be ready.
“I don’t know; he didn’t come back in,” Patterson said.
Balance is key, but it won’t be enough alone for a win.
What to make of the Horned Frogs’ Iron Skillet loss to SMU? Well, first, SMU is pretty darned good this year. But this was a winnable game for the Horned Frogs and in the aftermath Patterson did something, well, unusual. He let his co-offensive coordinator, Sonny Cumbie, speak to the media. To be clear — I’ve covered TCU games for about six years and I can’t remember when Patterson allowed an assistant to speak after a game, win or lose (long-time observers in Fort Worth wrote that it’s NEVER happened). Some took that as Patterson allowing Cumbie to take the blame for the team’s loss, specifically the Horned Frogs’ questionable fourth-and-1 call late in the game. Balance will likely be returned this week, but Patterson and his defense has its own issues to deal with, namely giving up more than 400 yards of total offense, along with 41 points, to SMU and former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele, a player, theoretically, Patterson had enough experience with to slow down.
This is so cool and he seems like a really great kid.
As an Ohio native, Owen loves the idea of being able to play baseball year-round in Texas. And he’s developed a good rapport with the coaching staff, namely assistant head coach Bill Mosiello.
“It’s always been my dream to play down south and play Division I baseball,” Owen said. “I’ve formed a bond with coach Mosiello and just felt really connected and believed what they were doing down there. Plus, Big 12 baseball is as good as it gets.
“It was a no-brainer for me. I’m ready to be a Horned Frog.”