Friday, August 1, 2008

# 15 Abe Martin

Yes, good old honest Abe. Abe went on to a record of 76-64 -7 which puts him at number two in wins as a TCU coach. He is also second in overall games coached (145). Abe took over for Dutch Meyer after the 1953 season. He instituted the T-formation and immediately continued his mentor's winning ways. During his fourteen year tenure, Abe took the Frogs to five bowl games as well as three SWC championships. He also produced seven All-Americans during his time, including Jim Swink, Don Floyd, Jack Spikes, and Bob Lilly.
Next, the fourth all-time career rusher.

#16 Bo Schobel

Same last name, same killer instinct. Yes this is our second and last Schobel on the list of greatest frogs (sorry Matt, you didn't make the cut this time). Bo is second all time in career sacks (28.5), only behind his cousin Aaron, and he is fourth in career yards lost tackling (205).

So why does he get the nod over his cousin? Simple. In 2003 (when the Frogs went 11-2) Bo went out of his mind. He finished that season with 17 sacks (yes that's right, 17) which puts him as the all-time leader for sacks in season (Aaron is the closest to him with 10 in 1999). He also finished '03 with sack yardage of 101 (another record), and yards lost tackling or 120 (another record). He ended up a second-team All American after '03 as well as first team all conference.

Well who will be the first to crack the top 15? Here's a hint. He is one of the few coaches who will gracing this list.

Morning Clips

Talented TCU flying under the radar

Changing of the guard

Hawks Cashner starts chasing pro dream

Osterman joins lady Frogs as associate head

Northern Illinois coach eager to get started
-That ass whoopin we gave NIU most have had a real impact

USA Today Coaches poll released today
-TCU made the "others receiving votes" category with a total of 5 votes