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TCU News: “We have to be part of the solution.”

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Gary Patterson joined a cavalcade of coaches voicing support for student-athletes in these turbulent times.

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Football:

TCU’s Patterson weighs in: ‘Unacceptable that racism of any kind still exists in 2020’ | The Star-Telegram

GP spoke eloquently last night, and Mrs P has been active on social media speaking out against the injustices.

“It is unimaginable and unacceptable that racism of any kind still exists in 2020,” Patterson said. “The senseless act of violence that we all witnessed broke our hearts and the hearts of our young men that we’ve been charged with to parent, teach, coach and mentor for so many years. We have to do better. I have to do better. We have to be part of the solution. We must change.

“I challenge all coaches and leaders to use their platform to create change. We must try to make it possible for all our children to grow up with the possibility to achieve our dreams.”

Kelsey Patterson concluded the video by saying: “To all of the young men, the young women, the coaches and their families that have been a part of our program for so many years, we love you. We’re here to listen and support you.”

Former TCU RB Sewo Olonilua Dallas Cowboys Most Intriguing Rookie? | Inside the Star

If Sewo gets used properly...

If it were up to me, I would take full advantage of Olonilua’s versatility. I think he can be utilized as a short yardage RB, a pass protector, a receiving threat out of the backfield, and a traditional fullback in a H-back kind of role. That’s already more than Jamize Olawale brings to the table, who is likely his main competition for a roster spot.

Sewo Olonilua is already a well-rounded prospect coming into camp, but I believe it’s his versatility that should allow him to stand out among the other Dallas Cowboys players, not just rookies. Because of that, I think he’s the most intriguing rookie to join the Cowboys this offseason. Do you agree?

Watch: TCU commit Alexander Honig highlights | Horned Frog Blitz

Honig has a chance to be special, wherever he lines up.

Honig feels like he would be a great fit for the Frogs’ offense.

“I think of myself as a pretty raw player still. So I think you can make me grow into a system pretty well. My athleticism will definitely help to perform in TCUs offense,” he told HFB last summer. “I just feel like the quarterback should be the best athlete on the field because he gets the ball every snap. I’m trying to do that so I can be a big part of the quick TCU offense and want to help with a lot of arm strength as well as athleticism.”

If for some reason Honig is not able to make it at quarterback for the Frogs, he’s athletic enough to get a shot at tight end. He has worked at the position at previous camps and excelled, including a camp at Penn State. However, he will get his first shot at playing quarterback for the Frogs.

Basketball:

TCU basketball coach, others say they’re ‘saddened and angered’ by George Floyd death | The Star-Telegram

Dixon is serving as the NABC president.

“We acknowledge that sympathy alone is not enough,” the NABC board of directors said. “As coaches, we have the responsibility to use our platforms to push back against hate, and to stand alongside those — including many of our players and colleagues — who for too long have been marginalized. Racism and prejudice of any form have no place in our world. We demand all coaches to join in the cause — by listening, by speaking out and by acting — of making equality for all a reality.”