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TCU News: Oklahoma and TCU have a few things in common as they prep for matchup

Their schedules are eerily similar.

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Football:

TCU is latest offer for SoCal sleeper | 247 Sports

This kid looks like he could be a perfect GP safety.

Naborne is a big, physical receiver who has worked out at safety/linebacker at a few events this off-season and has looked good on both sides. At 6-1, 210 pounds, Naborne is a thick kid with a strong body and uses it to create separation as a receiver.

He runs well after the catch and is strong in jump ball situations. He has very good hands and can make contested catches and does a nice job catching the ball through contact as well. He might have even more upside as a defensive player.

He’s a physical, naturally aggressive kid and has a nice edge in his game. He runs well and looks comfortable playing in space. He’s not a burner but runs well enough and that’s another reason why defense could be his meal ticket.

Oklahoma, TCU losses open eyes to Texas’ mediocre record over the past decade | KVUE

I mean, things aren’t great in FW, but we can still enjoy this, right?

The loss marked their third straight loss to OU and fourth in the past five seasons. Just one week earlier, Texas was upset at home by TCU, marking their second straight loss to the Horned Frogs and fourth in the past five seasons, as well.

It may seem like these two teams have UT’s number, but when you look a little deeper, they aren’t the only ones who have at least a split record with the Longhorns.

Here is a look at some statistics from the past 10 seasons:

UT is 3-7 vs. OU in the past 10 games.

UT is 3-7 vs. TCU in the past 10 games.

UT is 3-7 vs. Oklahoma State since 2010

UT is 4-4 vs. West Virginia since 2010

UT is 5-5 vs. Baylor since 2010

UT is 5-5 vs. Kansas State since 2010

UT is 17-34 vs. ranked teams since 2010

UT is 26-25 in one-possession games since 2010

UT is 5-12 vs. Power 5 non-conference opponents since 2010, excluding bowl games (they’re 2-11 since 2013 in that statistic)

Alex Grinch defends Oklahoma football’s ‘pretty good defense’ | Fansided

A pretty good defense against an occasionally great offense? Can’t wait until this one!

What Oklahoma and TCU have in common is that they’ve both lost to Kansas State and Iowa State this season, with their lone conference win being over Texas. With programs like the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Kansas State and Iowa State looking like the three best teams in the Big 12 in 2020, this one going down in two weeks in Fort Worth may decide the Big 12’s second tier.

We know Gary Patterson usually fields a great defense. He rarely has the on-field talent to compete with the likes of Oklahoma, but that hasn’t stopped TCU from going 7-2 vs. Texas since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 back in 2012 along with the West Virginia Mountaineers. In short, Grinch shouldn’t be cocky about his defense when his team is about to face TCU’s defense.

Ultimately, this has been nothing short of a frustrating season for Oklahoma. The Sooners aren’t going to the College Football Playoff. They aren’t playing complementary football and they are becoming a Texas Tech-level Big 12 redundant pillow fight cliche of a team. Riley, Grinch and the Sooners need to win in Fort Worth in two weeks or there will be major issues coming in Norman.

Former Frogs:

QB competition about to take shape for UNLV football | Las Vegas Sun

Okay a few corrections: JR did in fact see the field for TCU, kind of, in the most important game in college football history. Additionally, coach, he did not get injured at TCU, but spent his time there recovering from an injury suffered during his senior season.

Rogers was the No. 52 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 but suffered a knee injury that cost him almost his entire senior year of high school. He subsequently never saw the field at TCU. Now healthy, the redshirt sophomore is firmly in the mix for UNLV.

Arroyo also said senior Max Gilliam and true freshman Doug Brumfield are competing for the top spot.

On Rogers:

“Justin really hasn’t had much college football at all. He got injured there at TCU and then he got here. He’s done a good job of getting himself back in a groove; he’s been out of football for a while.”

Around Campus:

TCU to give raises for employees | TCU 360

Good move, TCU.

“Faculty and staff have been working extraordinarily hard over the last 7 months, so I’m thrilled that we will be able to receive merit-based raises starting in December,” he wrote. “The university still has some financial challenges ahead, but I’m glad they were able to take this important step to acknowledge our efforts.”

Boschini wrote that the previous budget decisions, including the permanent allocation of $65 million to financial aid, would remain.

In a separate email to TCU 360, Boschini wrote that about $50 million of the expected $90 million budget shortfall has been accounted for through a hiring freeze and other budget cuts.

He also wrote he is “cautiously optimistic” about the university’s financial outlook because there are still several milestones TCU has to consider, including finishing the current semester and football season, beginning the spring semester and having a sufficient enrollment for the spring.