The fact he isn’t doing other camps has to give Frog fans a sense of relief.
On remaining firm on TCU: “It’s a lot of things, but I especially like the coaches. I was talking with [offensive coordinator] Sonny Cumbie and he was a great guy. I can’t wait to be coached by him. My mom felt the same thing. But it was really an overall feeling. The campus is beautiful, the program was beautiful. I didn’t want to wait any longer, so I pulled the trigger and committed. I can’t wait to get out there and feel it’s the best fit for me, not only football-wise but living-wise. I feel I could live there for five years.”
On the Rivals camp: “I’m committed to TCU, so I’m not doing college camps or anything like that. I did the Rivals camp and I’ll do the Elite 11 camp to measure up with other guys and compete. I feel I did well this weekend. It was fun to meet these other guys and get out here and compete with guys on my level.”
Count me among those that are interested to see what the former Frog does in his new uniform.
If I was to handicap the situation, Robinson is going into the spring as the favorite to win the job. He started at the power-five level under new Mizzou running backs coach Curtis Luper when both Robinson and Luper were at TCU two years ago.
But there’s more than just past experience that would lead me to believe Robinson is the early favorite to win the job.
His teammates also seem to believe he has what it takes to be a capable starter.
In an interview with Peter Baugh of The Athletic, former Mizzou cornerback Christian Holmes stated that Robinson is one of the top players on the roster that he expects to surprise some people this season.
“I’m going to do a top five. My No. 1 is Shawn Robinson with an exclamation point after his name. My No. 2 would be (offensive lineman) Case Cook. My third would be running back Larry Rountree. Fourth would be (defensive tackle) Markell Utsey. He’s going to get a lot of sacks this year. My fifth would have to be (receiver) Maurice Massey. (Receiver) Jalen Knox is already on the radar, but I feel like Maurice is going to have a big year.”
A former Frog staffer went rogue. Jake Brown is a great dude though, and will do well down the road.
These appear to be the first two analyst positions hired by new Baylor coach Dave Aranda. Jake Brown will join the Bears as an offensive analyst, coming from West Texas A&M after spending a season at West Texas A&M as their offensive coordinator. Prior to that stop, Brown spent the 2018 season as an offensive analyst under Gary Patterson at TCU. He also was a running backs coach at Stephen F. Austin.
Brown had a prior stop at TCU as their Director of High School relations in 2016, and a graduate assistant for Gary Patterson in the 2015 and 2015 seasons. Brown worked with the inside receivers those two years. Brown also coached at the high school level at Arlington Martin, Lake Travis, and Midlothian High Schools. He is a graduate of North Texas.
(did you click the link? do you really think I would send you to a Baylor site?)
TCU seems to be acting smart, but not panicking.
Texas Christian University has suspended its programs in China, recalled its students from Italy and is working with them to “minimize the impact on their academic process.” They have not canceled overseas summer programs.