Tuesday, August 19, 2008

# 7 Bob Lilly


During Bob Lilly's three varsity seasons with TCU, the Horned Frogs surrendered an average of just eight points a game. As a sophomore in 1958, Bob helped the Horned Frogs to an 8-2-1 record which included a scoreless tie with Air Force in the Cotton Bowl. TCU was 8-2 in 1959 before losing to Clemson, 23-7, in the first Bluebonnet Bowl game. Eleven opponents could total no more than 75 points against the Horned Frogs that year, an average of less than seven points a game. Lilly was the ring leader of that great TCU defense, winning All- Southwest Conference honors.

Although the Horned Frogs slipped to a mediocre 4-4-2 record in 1960, Bob Lilly's individual play continued to draw praises from the experts. Again, he was all-conference and he added consensus All-America resume. That season he appeared in four post-season contests; the East-West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, the Coaches All-America game and the College All-Star Game. Following his collegiate career, Lilly went on to be "Mr Cowboy" for the Dallas Cowboys and became an All-Pro defensive star. He was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1975, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980, and then to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

Up next, the "Rusk Rambler" once rushed for 235 yards avgeraging 15.7 yards a carry against UT.

Kite Surfer v. Hurrican Faye

Who ya got.................

Potential BSC Buster.............Again

Ok, I am pretty sure this is like the 6th time we have been considered a potential BCS buster. Each previous time has ended in heart breaking disappointment, but I have a good feeling about lucky number 7.

Potential BCS Buster (SI Article)

Morning Dump

Position analysis: the return game

TCU Horned Frogs cut back to one practice

Top 10 biggest impact defenders
-Phillips just misses the cut.

CFN safeties rankings
-Stephen Hodge comes in at #25 the only MWC player to make the list.

CFN corner back rankings
-Rafael Priest comes in at number 20, should be noted that both UNM corner backs are ranked, Deandre Wright and Glover Quin come in at #'s 5 and 19 respectively. Should provide a test for Dalton and our young receivers in week one. Hopefully our running backs will come in to the game healthy, maybe another 100+ yard game from Turner. Though we did manage 3 touchdown passes and 183 yards last year.

CFN linebacker rankings
-Not a Frog on the list.

Men's basketball conference schedule announced

-Horned Frogs are set to have 12 of their 16 conference games on national TV.