Monday, December 29, 2008

Watch Out TCU Record Books

Because these two just might rewrite them.

In doing some simple browsing today I came across some very interesting stats about these two.

Lets first look at Jimmy "Luxury Tax" Young. In just two seasons, Jimmy has posted 1,251 receiving yards, 77 receptions, and 6 TDs. It is even more important to note that in Jimmy's freshman year, he only had 18 receptions for 325 yards and 1 TD. Which means, Jimmy absolutely blew up this year. If this type of production keeps up, he just might rewrite the receiving records. The career leader in receptions is Kelly Blackwell with 181 (Jimmy would need to average 52 catches in the next two years to tie this mark), the career leader in receiving yards is Mike Renfro with 2,739 (he would need 744 yards over that same span to tie this record), the career leaders in receiving TDs are Cory Rodgers and Renfro with 17 (he needs ten more TDs to tie this mark). All of these records are easily ascertainable if Luxury Tax produces even 80% of what he did this past season, however, all those numbers are dependent on one man (not counting Mike Schultz), Andy Dalton.

Andy Dalton, the Ginger from Katy, has now led us to consecutive bowl wins, and is on track to also post some incredible career numbers, should he keep up his level of production. Dalton has already thrown for 4,701 yards in his two seasons, which already puts him third all-time in career passing yards. He will easily eclipse Steve Stamp (5,123 yards) some time early next season and will then have his eyes set solely on the great gunslinger, Max Knake. Knake put up a ridiculous 7,370 yards over his career as one of the only bright spots on an underachieving Frog team from the early 90s. Dalton would need to average out 1,335 over the next two seasons in order to tie Knake for most yards by a Frog qb. This is a number which is very ascertainable considering he threw for 2,459 yards as a freshman and 2,242 yards this past season. The passing TD record might be a bit more tough to break with Dalton's tendency to pull the ball down and just run for the end zone, but it is not unreachable. Knake holds that record as well with 49 passing TDs. Dalton has 21 so far over his first two years and would need about 14 each of the next two seasons to eclipse Knake. Not an impossible mark, but unlikely with Dalton's tendencies. He could also set the career completion percentage which is held by Jeff Ballard (61.1%) if he raises his percentage just a bit over the next two seasons (he has averaged 59.8 and 59.3 in his first two seasons, respectively). It will also be fun to watch how many rushing TDs he can muscle up. So far he has 13 for his career. If he puts up 6 or 7 in each of the next two years that will put him in the top five for career rushing TDs. Before he is done, Dalton will have his name all over the Frog record book.

While this rambling is dependent on a ton of factors from staying healthy, to leaving early, to the sturdiness of the offensive line, to Mike Shultz making the calls, it will be very fun to watch these two mature in their game together. It is not often that a team is blessed with a great qb and wr which are the same age. It should also be noted that all the previous players that I mentioned were all in the Top 30 Greatest Frog Countdown (Blackwell, Knake, Rodgers, Renfro, and Stamp - please see the count on the side of the blog), just imagine how high these two will rank when they have finally finished. I will now go hibernate until next season begins. Go Frogs!

No need to worry about Bumpas going to LSU

Not sure much credence there ever was to this rumor, though I got more than a few calls from LSU friends inquiring, but Bumpas will not be going to LSU as the D Coordinator.

ESPN's Chris Low is reporting the Tigers have hired John Chavis

Did you get the TCU Vault for Christmas?

I know that Spitpurple/Inauguration Lodgings and I got it, but we were just curious how many of us fanatics found this incredible item under the tree. If you didn't get it, then go buy it, because it is awesome.

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