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TCU News: “the most formidable safety duo that the Big 12 has to offer in 2020”?

The Horned Frogs have two of the very best at their positions in the country.

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Danny Mourning


NCAA’s one-time transfer proposal could have unintended consequences, says TCU AD | The Star-Telegram

We are going to see this rule continue to involve with more experience in the new normal.

It seems like common sense legislation, given the number of immediate eligibility waivers the NCAA grants these days.

TCU, for instance, spent a countless number of hours and manpower in securing immediate eligibility waivers for quarterback Matthew Baldwin and forward Jaedon LeDee this school year.

“I can certainly understand and appreciate the momentum behind the legislation for immediate eligibility,” Donati said, “but there are many potential unintended consequences that should be carefully considered.”


Ranking the Big 12’s top returning players for 2020 | 247 Sports

Two of the top three players are TCU safeties... that’s a good thing.

247Sports’ take: Some high-praise from the folks over at PFF, and rightfully so judging by the numbers. Anybody who followed TCU closely in 2018 will remember the potential that Moehrig displayed that fall — Patterson frequently raved about the former four-star recruit’s potential — and 2019 proved to be the season that one of the top safeties in the class of 2018 ramped things up. Moehrig finished his sophomore campaign with 44 total tackles, 11 pass breakups, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Barring an unexpected turn of events, look out for Moehrig and Washington to make for the most formidable safety duo that the Big 12 has to offer in 2020.

TCU RB Sewo Olonilua equipped to rise up draft boards in the 2020 NFL Draft | Pro Football Network

Sewo is likely to be a fast riser in Indy.

After a four-year career that totaled 2,007 scrimmage yards and 19 touchdowns in a limited capacity, Olonilua received an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, where he would have the opportunity to showcase his unique skill set to the myriad of evaluators on-hand.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine

When the decorated running back group takes center stage at the NFL Scouting Combine next Friday, Olonilua figures to stand out in more ways than one.

For one, the Kingwood native is likely to measure out as one of the top players at his position. In fact, the now-232-pound Olonilua was credited with a freakish 78 7/8 wingspan last month at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Another area of distinction for Olonilua is his remarkable foot speed and agility for a player of his build.

2020 NFL Draft: Why TCU’s Lucas Niang is a good fit for Seahawks | Seahawks Wire

Niang is going to be a great pro.

Niang made 27 starts at right tackle for TCU, earning praise for his mobility, strength and pure size as a six-foot-seven, 328 pound monster.

Scouting reports like his power at the point of attack, which should make him an asset in the run game, as well as his overall athleticism and strong lower half – traits that will serve him well as a pass blocker.

He has some footwork issues, and spent part of 2019 dealing with a hip injury, but most believe he will be a high-upside right tackle in the NFL – and that alone makes him a great match for the Seahawks if they don’t re-sign Ifedi this offseason.


Look: The Crowd For Tonight’s Texas-TCU Game Is Embarrassing | The Spun

I mean, this makes us feel a little better, right?

That hasn’t happened. While the Longhorns haven’t been a total disaster, they’ve fallen well short of expectations. Smart is 85-76 overall at Texas. The team made two NCAA Tournaments, in his first and third seasons there, but lost in the Round of 64 both times.

The team is likely looking at a third missed tournament in five years under Shaka Smart. The team is 14-11, with a 4-8 record in the Big 12. Tonight, the team hosts in-state and conference rival TCU, which is neck-and-neck with the Longhorns in the standings. There aren’t many Longhorn fans who bothered to show up to the Frank Erwin Center.