Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This is why I love GP

So what did the TCU football team do for the start of practice after losing to Utah? Agilities…no. Stretch….no. Run…no. GP sat the entire team down, and made Evans kick field goals in front of them for the first 30 minutes of practice. What a badass!

ESPN Bowl Projections Week 11

I know these don't mean anything but they are interesting.

I'm not sure there is anything I would rather watch less than Bruce Feldman's projection for the Orange Bowl. Wow, shows you how truly bad those conferences are this year and how wonky the system is.

Oregon could be a fun opponent, I'm sure we could certainly come up with some clever signs reminding them how ugly their uniforms are and how they have sold their soul to Nike.

ESPN Bowl Projections Week 11 - ESPN

Bring On The Cavaliers

TCU To Begin Home-And-Home Series With Virginia

Nov. 12, 2008

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU and the University of Virginia will begin a home-and-home football series next season in Charlottesville, Va.

The Horned Frogs and Cavaliers will meet Sept. 12 at Scott Stadium. Virginia will travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth in the 2012 campaign.

Virginia gives 15th-ranked TCU (9-2, 6-1) three confirmed non-conference games next season. The Frogs also have Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 home dates with Texas State and SMU, respectively. A fourth and final non-conference game will be announced later.

TCU and Virginia will face each other for just the second time in their history. The first meeting saw a 20-10 Cavalier victory in the 1994 Independence Bowl.

Virginia represents the Frogs' first game against an ACC opponent since 1997, when North Carolina won 31-10 at TCU.

The Cavaliers, coached by Al Groh, are 5-5 this season with a 3-3 mark in ACC play.

The Frogs are 11-3 in their last 14 games against teams from conferences with automatic BCS bids.

New era of TCU Hoops tips off Friday

I think it's fair to say that even the most die-hard Frog fans were driven away from the basketball program during the tenure of a certain well-dressed head coach who's name rhymes with "Schneil Schnougherty". It may be about time for the fans to return, though, as new head coach Jim Christian takes over. Christian previously coached at Kent State, where he led the Golden Flashes to six consecutive 20-win seasons, including three trips to the NIT and two berths in the NCAA Tournament. Is Christian going to lead the Frogs to the tournament this year? Highly doubtful. Will they have a winning record? Possibly not. But he is going to return TCU basketball to relevance, something the program has lacked the past six years.

The Frogs tip-off the 2008-'09 season this Friday against Western Michigan in the ESPN Charleston Classic, which incidentally, is NOT on any of the ESPN family of networks (or any TV, for that matter). Other potential opponents for the weekend include Clemson, East Tennessee State, College of Charleston, Temple, SIU-Edwardsville and Hofstra.

The home opener is next Wednesday, November 19th when the Frogs take on Nebraska. It'd be nice for the Jim Christian era to start out with a large, vocal crowd at the DMC.

Morning Dump

TCU Horned Frogs using extra time wisely Star-Telegram

TCU men's basketball preview
Dallas Morning News

TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes on Hendricks award watch list Star-Telegram

Around the MWC
USA Today

Banner Competition (Round 2)

It's clear which banners will be the 3 finalists, so lets get on with the competition. Pick your favorite of the 3 below, vote in the side bar. Voting will still end on Sunday and the winner will be up on Monday. Thanks to all those who fulfilled their civic duty and voted in this crucial election.