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TCU News: “They don’t want to have a European losing their games”

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German QB with ‘big arm’ has big plans for TCU career | Associated Press

Alexander Honig, the big German QB who is committed to TCU, knows there’s added pressure on him to perform well out of the gate once he steps on campus.

Standing nearly 6-foot-6 and weighing 235 pounds with a strong arm, Honig looks the part. Sounds it, too. In fluent English, he explains that he needs to outwork competitors and win over doubters because patience may be limited for the German kid playing the most important position.

“Especially in Texas, football is like a religion down there,” he said. “They don’t want to have a European losing their games.”

Game On: TCU’s Gary Patterson drops another song as Big 12 starts football this weekend | Fort Worth Star Telegram

GP’s latest song features a ton of game play.

Patterson released a second track this week titled “Game On,” something he said he wrote as a nod to college football players and fans. The video, of course, features plenty of scenes from TCU games as well as other Big 12 schools.

Soccer

‘Every game is like the Super Bowl.’ TCU soccer embraces Big 12 title as ultimate goal | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU’s goal this season is a Big 12 Title.

“That is the big carrot, right? We haven’t won one as of yet since I’ve been here,” said coach Eric Bell, who is entering his ninth season. “That’s definitely the goal. Our kids are champing at the bit to see if we can win it. I think we have a really strong shot at winning it.”

Around Campus

TCU Faculty Call For A Return To Online Instruction Following A Surge In Student Cases | KERA

Faculty are pushing for TCU to move to online-only for a while, until the spike slows down. TCU saw a huge spike in COVID rates early in the semester.

Even though case numbers have dropped, journalism professor and AAUP chapter president Chip Stewart said pausing in-person classes is still a good idea.

“Getting 15 to 20 new cases a day, getting 150 new cases in a week, getting more than 750 cases since the start of the semester — these are not good numbers for a community,” he said.