Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nunchuck Fail

You already know what is going to happen, but we watch anyway.

A little hoops talk

Well, the second half of the season was definitely not as kind to the Frogs, but as Hans from the Mighty Ducks could tell you, "there is still a shot they could make the playoffs" (or rather the NCAA Tournament, you senile old man. But really, even with Jim Christian, this program isn't anywhere close to Big Dance material.

The Frogs came close to playing spoiler last year, falling by one point to eventual tournament champion UNLV on the Rebels' home court. This year, there might be more opportunity for the Frogs (or one of the other bottom-dwellers of the conference) to play spoiler as ESPN's Joe Lunardi currently has FIVE Mountain West teams (BYU, Utah, New Mexico, San Diego State and UNLV) making the Tournament in his latest Bracketology. Combine that with five teams making bowl games (and one of them a BC$ game) this past fall, and our conference is making itself some money with it's performance.

TCU enters the MWC Tournament as the #7 seed and will play #2 seed Utah Thursday night at 8:30pm on CBS-College. I wouldn't get your hopes up too much, but hey, stranger things have happened this time of year...

House got torn down across from Coach Patterson's house. Small problem.

Recruiting Update

Just about a month removed from National Signing Day for the Class of 2009, the Frogs are already hard at work on the Class of 2010 having already received commitments from four players.

Last weekend, 3 oustanding players from in and around the Metroplex visited TCU to watch the Frogs go through spring practice. They were 6'5" 290lb center Austin Woods of Rockwall-Heath, 6'4" 210lb linebacker Caleb Lavey of Celina and 6'4" 240lb defensive end Reggie Wilson (pictured above) of Haltom City.

All three players have already received scholarship offers from dozens of schools, and although Rivals hasn't assigned star rankings for the 2010 class yet, are likely to be 4- or 5-star players. Woods and Lavey both stated enthusiastically in interviews how impressed they were with TCU. Wilson, who has been described by some as the best defensive player in the state, is rumored to have narrowed his college choice down to Texas and TCU, and was supposedly hanging around talking to Patterson well after Saturday's practice was over.

THIS was my reaction when I heard we had a chance to get Wilson.

Va Kurt Va

I'm sure most of y'all that read this blog are Spurs haters, but you've got to love the way Kurt is stepping up this year. I can't tell you how many times I've told people their new favorite clutch player is a Frog.

Spurs' Thomas rising to the challenge - SA Express-News

Morning Dump

TCU players earn MWC honors Star-Telegram

Three strikes
Baseball America

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