Washington and Moehrig have dominated off-season headlines.
In the high-flying Big 12, the TCU Horned Frogs have generally stood apart on the defensive side of the ball. That was no different in 2019, as they were No. 2 in the conference in total and pass defense (behind Oklahoma in both) before postseason play.
When it was all said and done, TCU finished with the 27th-ranked pass defense in FBS last year (199.7 yards per game) and 16 interceptions (tied for ninth). Nine of those interceptions came from the safety duo of Ar’Darius Washington (five) and Trevon Moehrig (four), which was more than a lot of teams last year.
It’s a beautiful facility, but the question remains: will people be in it this fall?
The Legends Suite level will feature 22 luxury suites and includes the suite lounge area where fans can get a view of the tailgating lots, campus and downtown Fort Worth “like no other”. The suites have fixed seating behind operable glass that be raised in every suite. The suites also feature a 65” television and monitor.
With original plans to hopefully open in the spring of 2019, the project was delayed due to heavy rains. After the delay, once again the hope was to have the expansion complete by October 26, which is when the Frogs hosted Texas.
Pebley continues to recruit outstanding players — both locally and around the world.
Roberts capped the season off as the Star-Telegram Defensive Player of the Year as her 3.4 steals a game ranked her second in the Fort Worth area. She also recorded 2.8 deflections per game.
Martin went 35-5, its most wins, and made a trip to the regional tournament for the first time. The Warriors went 16-0 in district for their first undefeated district title since 1998.
The plan is solid, but we will see how the execution goes.
Face coverings will be required in classrooms and in most public places. Students will receive wellness kits that include masks.
They can choose to take most courses online or in person. But the university said some classes must be taken in-person for accreditation reasons.
TCU said it wants to be able to offer students scheduling flexibility as well as an enriching academic experience in a safe environment.
“As the pandemic evolves almost daily, we will be prepared to make necessary adjustments,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said.
There has been a lot of negative around TCU, and the questions raised have been valid. But it is nice to see a positive response, too.
Our family was outraged at the TCU faculty members criticizing the magnificent leadership of Chancellor Victor Boschini over the past 17 years and especially during this health crisis. (June 26, 1A, “TCU faculty discusses vote of no confidence in school’s leadership”) Academics have soared, new buildings and plush dorms have been built, and we have a beautiful football stadium and fabulous rebuilt arena.
Are you not impressed with these spectacular TCU accomplishments that many much richer universities only dream of?
TCU and Fort Worth are blessed to have this beacon of foresight and commitment.