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TCU News: “I expect 2020 to be a big year.”

What does Jeremiah Donati think of 2019 at TCU?

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Danny Mourning

Athletics:

State of the Frogs: TCU athletic director reflects back on 2019, looks ahead to 2020 | The Star-Telegram

Donati has made a lot of good moves in his two years at the helm. Alcohol sales are probably at the top of the list as far as fan experience.

“We’ve made a lot of really good progress,” Donati said. “We’ve made a lot of strategic changes that will help us long term. Our teams continue to play at a high level, and, to some degree, we’re going to be evaluated on wins and losses.

“But I think the trajectory of all of our programs looks very positive, and I expect 2020 to be a big year.”

Of course, football remains king on campus and in Texas. That’s the school’s signature program and Donati is well aware of that. He has full faith that coach Gary Patterson will make the necessary changes and adjustments to get the Horned Frogs competing for championships again.

Football:

TCU HC Gary Patterson says no hires have been made | 247 Sports

I mean, would he say anything if they had?

Patterson had this to say in his text to HornedFrogBlitz about Meacham.

“He is one of 20 in consideration,” the coach said.

Patterson is looking to replace former running backs coach Curtis Luper, who left for Missouri and offensive line coach Chris Thomsen, who is now at Florida State.

Meacham is definitely an intriguing candidate.

‘No one hired yet.’ TCU’s Patterson remains in the process of finalizing his staff | The Star-Telegram

Well, GP said nothing.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson has not made any staff hires as of Thursday afternoon.

Asked about a report stating that Doug Meacham would be rejoining his staff, Patterson simply said: “No one hired yet.”

Patterson and the athletic department do not have a timetable for when the football staff will be put in place, but it’s expected to be “very soon.”

Mississippi State quarterback Logan Burnett transferring to TCU | The Dispatch

He’s a walk-on, but with Collins out the door, depth is critical.

Mississippi State walk-on quarterback Logan Burnett is heading to the Lone Star State.

Burnett, who has completed two passes for 33 yards during his time at MSU, announced Wednesday afternoon via Twitter that he will spend his final year of eligibility at Texas Christian University and enroll in its MBA program.

”Such a blessing to be able to study under the #1 ranked MBA faculty in the world and play for such a great program! #GoFrogs,” he wrote in a statement.

Basketball:

Iowa State star Tyrese Haliburton will return Saturday at TCU, could play extended minutes | Des Moines Reigster

Great news for the Cyclones, bad news for the guys defending him.

That was the word before practice Thursday, not only from coach Steve Prohm but also players, regarding how much Iowa State missed Haliburton, who didn’t play because of a sprained left wrist.

“He can bring a lot,” Prohm said Thursday. “We turned it over almost 20 times. We weren’t in our offensive rhythm, like we have been at times with him out there on the floor.

“He can make decisions, and look at his efficiency and usage rates — they’re off the charts.”

To say Iowa State missed Haliburton’s averages of 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and almost flawless ball-handling is an understatement.