The Football season will look a little different this fall.
Among the many COVID-19 protocols TCU announced for its home football games this season is prohibiting tailgating.
“In order to provide the safest environment for fans to enjoy TCU football this fall, tailgating will be prohibited in all lots and spaces,” the school posted on its website. “An uncontrolled tailgating environment could jeopardize the opportunity for fans to attend home games and safely host the 2020 football season.”
Other measures the school will implement include limiting capacity to 12,000 fans in the 46,000-seat stadium and requiring all fans to wear face coverings. TCU is scheduled to play six home games this year, including the season-opener against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 12.
In an email to season ticket holders announcing the changes, TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati wrote: “The one constant is that the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff, fans, and community continue to be, and will always be, our top priority.”
The TCU commit is primed for a huge senior season.
“I’ve been preparing differently throughout the offseason,” Murray said. “The first year at the position, it was a breeze. It was a natural fit.
“But I’m going to be a monster this year.”
Murray backs up that belief with pure facts.
Since committing to TCU in May, Murray has been able to receive advice from the Horned Frogs’ coaching staff and current players about drills and techniques that will make him better.
He’s also spent time working with his older brother, Lloyd, who is a redshirt freshman defensive tackle for the Colorado Buffaloes.
Murray is also older, bigger, faster and stronger than he was as a junior. All of this equals to larger-than-life expectations for the senior defensive end.
Did the defensive standout choose the Frogs because of... a mall?!
“TCU was the right choice for me and my family because I fit in,” said Watson. “I fit in their defense as the two-point stand-up end in their system, and academically getting a degree from TCU is big.”
The Hutto senior is excited to make the move from Central Texas to the Metroplex, both from an athletic and social perspective.
“My goal is to come in and compete for a starting position and playing time, so I can contribute to the team,” Watson said of his future stint at TCU. “[And] I want to go to the Galleria in Dallas to go shopping.”
Before Watson packs up his things, he has to complete his senior year at Hutto High School. He’s been preparing for his final Texas high school football season and his future college career over the past few months.
“I plan on being a leader that leads by example and a vocal leader,” said Watson. “Most people don’t know that I’m very versatile and I can play multiple positions on the field. I’m very athletic and I’m fast. I’ve used this extra time to train with trainers like Tim Crowder and Chux Speed.”