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TCU News: Duggan has “a rocket arm and a fiery leadership style”

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... and that should make 2020 something special for the Frogs.

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Football:

3 reasons why TCU could be better in 2020, including a one-two punch at linebacker | Dallas News

The defense will be stout... if Duggan develops like we expect... and the coaching staff additions are what we think... maybe, just maybe...

1. Max Duggan’s room to grow

True freshman Max Duggan beat out a host of contestants for the TCU starting quarterback job in the offseason last year. The Iowa native didn’t post the most efficient numbers in his debut campaign: 2,077 passing yards while completing 53.4 percent of his passes, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. But he did show great scrambling ability, a rocket arm and a fiery leadership style that endeared him to teammates and fans alike.

Now that he has a year under his belt, Duggan will be expected to run more of the offensive playbook. It seems as though Sonny Cumbie will stick around as co-offensive coordinator. In the past he has helped developed TCU quarterbacks like Trevone Boykin and Kenny Hill. Duggan’s second year under Cumbie should result in serious progress, and if the Horned Frogs can scheme around his dual-threat nature, they should have a much-improved offense in 2020.

TCU football in final stages of coaching staff search. Here’s the latest. | The Star-Telegram

This advisory role is very intriguing...

That includes former TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, who has been widely linked to rejoin Patterson’s staff. The expectation is for Meacham to fill one of the two vacancies, sources said, but nothing is official yet.

If hired, Meacham would likely fill the inside receivers coach opening with Jarrett Anderson moving back to coach the offensive line.

It’s also unclear who has emerged as the favorite to become the team’s new running backs coach. There have been multiple candidates interview for the position.

Another potential addition would be a veteran coach in an advising-type role, which would be a newly created job that doesn’t count as one of the 10 on-field assistants.

Basketball:

TCU Receives NCAA Notices of Allegations | SI.com

More on the allegations, linked to former assistant Corey Barker.

TCU fired Barker after allegedly receiving a bribe in exchange for directing players toward certain financial managers and/or agents once they turned professional.

Four other assistant coaches were charged with crimes and several men were convicted in federal court or accepted plea agreements in relation to the scandal, which has largely faded from public view. However, activity is ongoing behind the scenes at the NCAA level. At least four other schools that were involved prominently in the federal cases remain under investigation: Auburn, Louisville, Arizona and LSU.

Lady Raiders rebound to shock TCU in Fort Worth | KCBD

This is a tough one to take after the Frogs’ huge win at Texas last week.

Coming off a 30 point loss at home, the Texas Tech Lady Raiders showed their worth in Fort Worth Wednesday night, beating TCU 80-76.

Texas Tech had a strong second quarter outscoring TCU 26-14 to go up by 14 at the half.

Down 16 in the third, The Horned Frogs would outscored Tech 26-16 in the quarter and then take a lead in the fourth quarter.

Tied at 66, Sydney Goodson’s three pointer gave the Lady Raiders the lead with four minutes to play. It was a lead they would keep the rest of the way.

Up one with a minute left, Chrislyn Carr made a big three to stretch the lead to four. Texas Tech then made free throws to close out a big conference road victory.