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TCU News: Jerry Kill sees similarities between Duggan and former Heisman finalist

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Football

Draft snub is going to drive TCU’s Darius Anderson as he joins Dallas Cowboys | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Drew Davison caught up with Jet to talk about his draft snub, joining the Dallas Cowboys, and more.

Known as the ‘fix it’ guy, assistant coach Jerry Kill aims to help longtime friend Gary Patterson get TCU back on track | Dallas Morning News

Kill’s role is a unique one, but hopefully it works as planned.

Kill said his role is to coach the coaches, which frees up Patterson to focus on the defense, his specialty.

“He told me to evaluate everybody, and that’s what I’ve done,” Kill said. “He even goes, ‘I want you to evaluate me.’ I just say what I think.”

TCU’s Gary Patterson fired up to see Andy Dalton land with the Dallas Cowboys | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson isn’t the only one fired up. Welcome back to Texas, Andy.

In Dalton’s final three seasons (2008-10), TCU went 36-3 and finished ranked No. 7, 6 and 2 in the country.

“I don’t know how they’re going to use him, but he’ll give the Cowboys a veteran guy to help in many ways,” Patterson said. “His actions speak for themselves. He’s a family guy. He’s a team guy. He’s a community guy. He’s going to do a lot for DFW.”

Five Reasons for TCU fans to be optimistic in 2020 | Dallas Morning News

They’re all good reasons, but this one is my favorite.

All-world safeties

Per ProFootballFocus, TCU had the two highest rated safeties in the country last year. At number one was Trevon Moehrig, who is entering his junior year. He wasn’t a ballhawk, but he played lockdown coverage, allowing just two catches on 17 contests. He was rewarded with a First Team All-Big 12 selection. Moehrig shares a defensive backfield with Ar’Darius Washington, who burst out onto the scene as a freshman with five interceptions. Washington was the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He’s not a big, physical safety, at just 5-8, but he catches quarterbacks napping with the best of them.

TCU’s Jerry Kill sees similarities between Duggan and former Heisman finalist | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s never a bad thing to draw comparisons to successful people.

Jerry Kill offered an interesting comparison for TCU quarterback Max Duggan on Monday — former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch.

No pressure for Duggan but … Lynch was a Heisman Trophy finalist his senior season in 2013. He was in the Heisman conversation as a junior in 2012.

Men’s Basketball

TCU signee Mike Miles named state’s top class 5a player | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Miles was a late signee with the Frogs, but he has a chance to be an impact player right out of the gate.

Miles earned the recognition after helping the top-ranked Tigers to a 36-1 record as a senior and trip to the state tournament. He averaged 21.4 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals per game. He’s regarded as a four-star prospect by ESPN.