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TCU News: “a clear, positive, determined mind and take confidence from the things we’ve done well.”

The Horned Frogs aren’t all that worried about their last two weekends, and seemed poised and ready to take home a Big 12 title.

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Danny Mourning

Tennis:

TCU tennis wants to ‘keep having fun’ as it faces Baylor for a Final Four berth | The Star-Telegram

This quote was incredible — Roditi is a gem. Now, time to beat Baylor.

Gee dismissed the Horned Frogs’ undefeated record because, in his mind, they played the “Little Sisters of the Poor.”

Roditi, like many Horned Frog faithful, haven’t forgotten that line. Monday proved to be the perfect situation to bring it back after the tennis program defeated Ohio State 4-1.

“That comment about the sisters of the poor was just having fun and doing a crossover of football and tennis,” Roditi said, smiling. “For all TCU fans, we all knew what that meant and what that was. It was just in fun and absolutely in no way disrespectful to Ohio State.”

Baseball:

After another ‘wake-up call,’ TCU baseball heads to K-State with Big 12 title at stake | The Star-Telegram

Have to win two, maybe sweep, to stand alone at the top of the Big 12 — because Texas is going to have its way with WVU.

TCU’s pitching staff, meanwhile, remains a work in progress. Schlossnagle said left-handers Russell Smith and Austin Krob will remain the starters for the first two games but right-hander Johnny Ray could return to the rotation for the series finale Saturday.

Ray had been pulled out of the rotation for the ULM series.

“I find it really hard to believe that we are going to accomplish what we want to accomplish without Johnny Ray being a part of it,” Schlossnagle said. “He had a really good bullpen session Tuesday. We’ve had some great conversations this week. Frankly, I’m excited to see Johnny Ray pitch again regardless of what the role is.

“Basically he’s a representation of what I’m hoping for out of our team. We get on a bus today with a clear, positive, determined mind and take confidence from the things we’ve done well.”

Football:

TCU LB Dylan Jordan enters NCAA transfer portal | 247 Sports

This felt, well, inevitable, didn’t it?

His path to TCU didn’t start off great as he announced in July 2019 that he would not be attending the Big 12 program due to academics and instead tweeted that he would be attending Fort Scott Community College. He made the tweet without discussing any options with TCU.

A month later, he was fully eligible after finishing some courses during summer school.

Jordan was also the topic of discussion last summer when he accused TCU head coach Gary Patterson of using a racial slur by posting a statement on Twitter.

Jordan is the second TCU scholarship defensive player to enter the transfer portal. He joins safety Atanza Vongor, who recently committed to Colorado. TCU recently added Texas A&M transfer Shadrach Banks, who was ranked as the No. 111 overall player in the nation for the 2021 recruiting class. Although Banks played receiver at A&M for one semester, he is expected to play linebacker for the Frogs.

Basketball:

Washington Adds TCU Transfer P.J Fuller | UW Dawg Pound

PJ is going home.

Then again it’s possible that Fuller’s able to have the lightbulb turn on for him. In the KenPom player database the best comp to Fuller’s most recent season was Colorado’s Xavier Talton who also struggled early in his career. From Talton’s junior to senior season he increased his 3-pt% to from 31% to 36%, cut down his turnovers by about 10%, and increased his assist numbers up by about 20% to become a really useful 6th man. Expecting more than that though from Fuller given the 2 years he’s displayed at TCU is probably unrealistic at this point.

Still, Fuller is a lottery ticket worth having on this roster. While he didn’t have much success at TCU he’s someone that is not going to be phased by Pac-12 competition if asked to step in to a bigger role. In the worst case scenario he takes on a role similar to Nate Pryor who had stretches where he came off the bench to play 15 minutes per game and stretches where he fell out of the rotation. In the best case scenario as outlined above Fuller’s able to be a solid bench contributor this year and step into a larger role in later seasons after Brown and Davis graduate.

Around Athletics:

TCU to return to full capacity at all outdoor athletic events, will not require face coverings for fans | Dallas Morning News

Closer to a return to normalcy. I hope folks will continue to do things like wash their hands often :)

”We are very excited about returning to 100 percent capacity because we know what it means to our fan experience and in providing a great home field advantage for our student-athletes,” athletic director Jeremiah Donati said in statement.

“With this great news, we will continue to follow all health and safety protocols with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing to ensure everyone feels secure about attending the games.”

TCU indicated that the factors in the decision included an increase in COVID-19 vaccinations in addition to declining cases. While the school is recommending face coverings, they will be not be mandatory for fans.