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TCU News: “I’m too competitive. I don’t want nobody to beat me. I feel like I’m the best at everything.”

Jeff Gladney’s swagger might move him up the draft boards.

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Football:

TCU football players mourn the loss of former teammate found dead in Arlington | The Star-Telegram

Just a terribly sad story.

“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former TCU football student-athlete Reggie Cole,” TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said in a statement. “During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many other friends and former teammates who knew and loved him.”

Several TCU players, including Jalen Reagor, Innis Gaines, Darius Anderson and Kellton Hollins, offered condolences on social media Saturday.

“R.I.P. Reggie Cole, rest easy dawg,” Reagor posted on his Twitter account.

TCU’s Jeff Gladney hopes to bring some prime-time swagger to the NFL | Los Angeles Times

He’s not short on confidence, which helps when teams think he’s a little too... short.

Consider Gladney’s mentality when he was asked at the NFL combine about being in press coverage: “You’ve just got to line up across a dude, the dude across from you, just know you’re going to beat him every play.”

Or his thoughts on why he’s the top cornerback in the NFL draft: “I’m too competitive. I don’t want nobody to beat me. I feel like I’m the best at everything.”

Or his ability to cover tall receivers despite standing only 5 feet 10 and 191 pounds: “I play bigger than my size. Most receivers don’t know that. They think they’re going to come out there and bully me, but that doesn’t go down.”

TCU walk-on QB Logan Burnett puts name in transfer portal | 247 Sports

Frogs lose a guy who had just gotten to campus.

TCU went through four practices in the spring and only had one healthy quarterback; returning starter Max Duggan. While Duggan got most of the reps with the first and second teams and beyond that it was fellow walk-on Grant Buecler and Burnett that received reps.

Sources told HornedFrogBlitz that Burnett didn’t rep much in the spring and at best he would’ve been fourth on the depth chart this fall.

During his time at Mississippi State, Burnett played in six games including two during the 2019 season. He threw for 33 yards in those games.

Around Campus:

Construction worker at TCU’s new music center tests positive for coronavirus | The Star-Telegram

Get well, soon.

It’s the third positive test affiliated with TCU, along with a construction worker on the football stadium and a student. The two previous cases have recovered.

TCU said the construction worker on the music center last worked on site Thursday, and the area has been cleared of personnel and sanitized. TCU will pause construction on the new build for 14 days out of an “abundance of caution.”

“The general risk to the TCU community from this case is considered low, given that the construction site is a new building and closed to anyone other than construction personnel” the school said.