Friday, July 25, 2008

Todd Jones' Game By game Assessment

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ESPN Shows MWC Basketball Some Love

For some unknown reason, the folks at ESPN decided to write about something other than football this week. In what must've been an exhaustive, EXTREMELY tedious task, they ranked all 300-some odd NCAA Division I Men's Basketball programs in terms of what they've accomplished since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Despite the Best Dressed Coach in America's best efforts to sink TCU to the bottom of such a ranking, the Frogs come in tied with UC-Santa Barbara at #138. That was good enough for the sixth-best ranking in the MWC, where UNLV's #8 was the conference's best followed by Utah at #24.
In case you're wondering, Duke took the top spot in the poll, followed by their neighbors and arch-nemesis, North Carolina, YAWN. Based on the collective team rankings, the D-I conferences were then ranked #1-#31 (there are THIRTY-ONE conferences?!?!). The Mountain West came in at #6, one spot ahead of the Pac 10 and just one space behind the Big 12. Not bad! Where did Conference USA rank, you might ask? How about #13, one spot behind the Colonial Athletic Association.
If you want to peruse the entire rankings, you can find them at:

#17 Aaron Schobel

Schobel was a terror to any and all offenses that faced. He will always be known as one of the greatest defensive ends to play for the Frogs. Schobel was a three time All-Conference Player from '98 - '00, and was also the WAC Defensive Player of Year in 2000.

His name is all over the TCU defensive record books. Most notably as the Frog's all time career sack leader (31). He is also first in yards lost tackling for a career (315); second on the sacks in a season (10 in '99); third in yards lost tackling in a season (113 in '98); and third in sack yardage in a season (65 in '98). As we all know, Aaron has gone on to great things in the NFL, racking up 67 sacks,2 picks, and two pro bowl appearances in his seven seasons with the bills.

Up next, this player overlapped with Aaron on the other side of the defense line for the 2000 season.

Morning Clips

Charting the predicted major college football conference champions
Mountain West: BYU
The Cougars went 11-2 and 8-0 in the conference last year with an offense that averaged 442.8 yards per game and 30.1 points. That offense returns 10 starters, only having to replace the center. There seems to be no reason they should not repeat as champions, and they have a chance to make a case for a BCS bowl if they go 11-1 or 12-0 with nonconference games against UCLA and Washington. The two major issues holding them back are the loss of eight starters on a defense that only gave up 18 points per game last year, and their two toughest conference games, Utah and TCU, are on the road.

At TCU clinic, women learn football and standard cliche

Frogs Basketball to play Colorado in Boulder on 12/3

Richardson added to 2008-09 TCU men's basketball roster

The previously posted Jason Phillips article, from the FWST, has spread to the Macon Telegraph and the Idaho Statesman