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TCU News: “Game day has a specific smell.”

Ross Blacklock’s description of game day is delightful.

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How NFL prospects are preparing with teams banned from pro days | The Star-Telegram

I guess this is when those private trainers come in handy after all...

Stroupe, at least, has it right.

And, in what may come as a surprise to some, Stroupe is actually on board with more evaluation being film-based in the long run. Even though he’s the one who is training players for the combine and pro day tests, he knows it isn’t preparing them for their future.

“This whole process is to help kids who didn’t do what they should’ve done at the school,” Stroupe said. “The evaluation should be done largely on film. I know that sounds strange coming from someone like myself, but I don’t think it’s what’s best for the kids to prepare for this for too long of a period. What’s best is to prepare for their career.

2020 NFL Draft: TCU’s Ross Blacklock on his biggest inspirations |

Love this quote! It’s a great article overall.

What keeps me going

I’ve always had the passion and that part has never changed over the years. My favorite part of game day is the smell. Game day has a specific smell. I can’t describe it; it just smells like game day. I guess it’s probably the barbecue and all that. I smell all that when we walk to the stadium. I know something’s happenin’. The vibe. It’s not a normal day.

Meet Cordel Iwuagwu, TCU’s gem of an OL prospect | Draft Wire

I love his loyalty.

JM: Who are some of the best pass rushers you’ve ever gone up against?

CI: L.J. Collier from TCU. Ben Banogu from TCU. Ross Blacklock from TCU. Are you seeing a theme yet? (laughs). My own teammates were the greatest. Neville Gallimore from Oklahoma was great, as well. Iowa State had a solid nose tackle last year. I can’t remember his name.

JM: That’s a lot of love for your own teammates.

CI: My guys made me better. We went at each other every day. I’m forever thankful for those guys.

Darius Anderson, TCU RB: 2020 NFL Draft profile |

Jet is going to stick in the league. No doubt.

Pros: “Anderson is a quick change-of-pace back for the NFL who could be a nice contributor in the passing game. As a senior, he averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 823 yards with six touchdowns. He also had 22 receptions for 128 yards. Anderson had a good week at the Senior Bowl, showing his quickness, vision, cutting ability, and instincts. He could be nice mid-round pick to be a solid backup and rotational back.” — Walter Football