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TCU News: “I’ve kept my head high”

How are former Frogs staying ready with no Pro Day?

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Danny Mourning


College football conference realignment 2010-14: How have programs performed since moving? | FBS Schedules

Overall, a successful run.

Performance in eight seasons since moving (2012-19): 63-40 (61%)

When the old Southwest Conference disbanded after the 1995 season, TCU found itself left out in the cold. The Horned Frogs fought their way back into the Power ranks first in the WAC (1996-2000), then C-USA (2001-04) and the MWC (2005-11) before finally making it back home to the Big 12. While their performance has definitely taken a hit since landing there, they are one of only two programs listed here that truly went from playing a Group of 5 schedule to a Power 5 slate (the Big East was considered an “automatic qualifying conference” by the BCS). So, where TCU posted double-digit wins six of its eight tries before hooking up with the Big 12, it’s only managed three such finishes since. It’s also suffered three losing seasons since moving – something that only happened once from 2004-11. That truth told, TCU’s 12-1 mark in 2014, its 11-2 finish in 2015 and its 11-3 record in 2017 deserve recognition. To put it into perspective, how many double-digit win seasons as Texas posted since 2012? One. A 10-4 finish in 2018.

TCU safety Innis Gaines staying positive despite Pro Day setback | Horned Frog Blitz

I hope they find a way to get these players seen.

The former safety has worked hard in his recovery process and says he’s close to being fully healthy again.

“I’m almost back to 100%; I’m doing just about everything right now and I’m getting back to jumping,” Gaines said. “Running wise I’ve been going full speed for about a month and a half now so I’m almost there to show off my abilities.”

All is not lost when it comes to Gaines having the chance to showcase his skills. With a few teams he’s spoken with, the option of video workouts has been discussed. Gaines says TCU head coach Gary Patterson is also hoping to have a workout where his former players can be seen by NFL scouts via stream.

“Pretty much anyone I’ve talked to they want to see video right now; I’m trying to get it as soon as possible until they figure out information about traveling,” he said. “Coach P says he’s trying to find a way to stream in the next week or so or April and push it out to NFL teams. He’s supposed to get back to me on that and figure something out and go from there.”

TCU football shows off football facilities in new video | 247 Sports

Nice to see our old friends in this time of quarantine.

Also included in the video is the Four Sevens Team Meeting Room. The room was renovated just over a year ago and features 150 seats in a movie style setting. Other items shown on the video were the practice fields, state of the art training room and the Frogs’ locker room. It’s clear to see the school has made some great renovations to the locker room and for some fans, it’s likely the first time they’ve seen this area.

Finally, the video ends from a player’s perspective as they walk from the locker room and down the tunnel into Amon Carter Stadium. The view gives fans a look at the east side Legends Club area. The ceremony to reveal the expansion was set for March 27 to donors but was postponed due to the coronavirus.