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TCU News: “a great deal of respect for the kids who have fought through”

10 players from the opening day roster have left TCU Football. GP is proud of the ones who have stayed.

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Football:

TCU football’s rebound from slow start a ‘really satisfying feeling,’ Patterson says | The Star-Telegram

As frustrating as the season has been, you have to admire the fight of these Frogs.

Assuming the game is held as scheduled, it would mark the end of Big 12 play for TCU. The Frogs are still actively looking for a 10th regular-season game against a nonconference opponent — possibly SMU — but the Oklahoma State game is the last on the schedule for now. Sources have indicated a decision on a 10th game could come as early as Tuesday.

“It’s only going to be nine ballgames, but it seems like it’s been about 15 ballgames since we started,” Patterson said. “You have to take your hat off, and I’d say this about every university we’ve played ‘cause I’ve watched how they’ve handled their kids and done things, there should be a lot of cheers for them from the simple standpoint of all the things that kids go through to play.

“It’s been a really satisfying feeling, especially with your staff and everybody else with how they all handled it.”

National reaction to TCU’s win over Kansas: Max Duggan’s stat line was the talk of the night | Dallas Morning News

Relive the greatness.

TCU’s passing game has struggled the past few weeks and quarterback Max Duggan struggled to get the passing game going against the Jayhawks, as well. However, when he found a receiver he connected with them for a touchdown.

Duggan finished the night 3-11 for 96 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball three times for 61 yards and one touchdown.

Here are some highlights from what people had to say about his stat line.

The Unsung Heroes of TCU Football | Spectrum News 1

If you missed this on twitter, it’s well worth your time.

After this year’s win over the Texas Longhorns, head coach Gary Patterson recognized their efforts during this unpredictable pandemic season with a game ball.

“It makes you feel good that he recognized us. He’s a busy man. He’s got a lot of things going through his mind. But for him to recognize the strength staff, the sports medicine staff and the equipment staff, that was special,” said Coutras.

It was a special moment for an essential part of the team.

Around Campus:

Fort Worth’s Susan Nix, TCU and Colonial Country Club booster, dies after COVID battle | The Star-Telegram

A terrible loss for the TCU community, one of two great Horned Frogs we lost last week.

Nix was “ever-present at TCU,” said John Denton, an associate athletics director who heads the Block T Association, formerly the Letterman’s Association. Denton said her death was a big loss for the school.

Nix was heavily involved in the association and the football team, primarily as a booster and fundraiser. Denton described her as a “one woman LinkedIn,” and a go-to resource for connecting people or putting together fundraising events.

“The Nix family is pretty much TCU royalty and she was the queen,” Denton said.

TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati said Nix would be “dearly missed” by the TCU community.

“Susan was incredibly passionate about her family, her community and about TCU. Her love for all three were apparent every time you were with her,” he said. “Our heart breaks for the Nix family during this difficult time.”

TCU booster and Fort Worth business leader Dick Lowe dies | The Star-Telegram

Another beloved Horned Frog also passed away recently.

Lowe played guard at TCU under coach Dutch Meyer and finished his football career in 1951, but he figured his career in oil and gas started when he was 11 growing up in Wichita Falls.

“The TCU athletics community is incredibly saddened by the passing of Dick Lowe,” TCU director of athletics Jeremiah Donati said. “As a standout student-athlete during a memorable era in our program’s history and as a generous supporter after his playing days were over, there are few who have had a similar impact at their respective institutions.”

“If there is someone more knowledgeable and passionate about TCU football, I have not met them.”