Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More great coverage from ESPN Dallas

Great article from Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com:

Growing Pains Taught QB How to Lead

Not one but TWO shows live from TCU on Saturday

It's pretty exciting that ESPN's Game Day will be in Fort Worth this weekend, but 11:00am will not be the end of the live broadcasts from TCU's campus. Of course, the game itself is on CBS College Sports, but they will also be airing their pregame show LIVE from inside Amon G. Carter Stadium starting at 6:00pm, and will also air their usual Saturday night wrap-up show, Inside College Football Live, from the stadium immediately after the game. So don't throw away your signs when Game Day is done!

Give Andy Dalton some Heisman Love!

ESPN is giving fans the chance to voice their opinion on who ought to win the Heisman Trophy this year, and every TCU fan's favorite red-haired signal-caller is one of their 12 finalists. You can vote here as many times as you want. He's in 9th place out of 12 right now, so get voting!

Utes to start a true freshman QB

Last year, Utah's road to the Mountain West title and the Sugar Bowl were paved with the arm of 5th-year senior Quarterback Brian Johnson, who led the Utes on that infamous last-minute touchdown drive to beat the Frogs in Salt Lake City.

So now that the game will be in Fort Worth, the first time the Utes will play in Amon G. Carter on a Saturday night as a member of the MWC, who do they give the reigns of their offense to? Don't be fooled when you see #3 at quarterback, it's not Johnson again- it's true freshman Jordan Wynn.

Wynn graduated early from Oceanside High School early to join Utah for spring practice this year, and was immediately put into competition to win the starting role. He made his first career start last week against New Mexico, completing 18 of 28 passes for 297 yards with 2 TD's and 1 INT. He led the Ute offense to 557 yards of offense against the hapless Lobo D before leaving early. So as the first line of ESPN's write-up of the game stated, "Jordan Wynn still hasn't played a whole game."

With a young quarterback making his first-ever road start for a team that's enjoyed the comforts of their home stadium the last three weeks coming to Fort Worth, Frog fans need to get their vocal chords ready to go for Saturday night!

DCTF - Texas Power Poll Week 10

"Let's just get the obvious part out of the way first -- Texas A&M, what on earth is going on with you?

The young Aggies continued their recent stretch of on-again, off-again play with a very off-again performance against Colorado, probably the worst or second-to-worst team in the Big 12. Several other teams stuck to their losing ways, as Rice (allllmmooossstttt!) and UNT both tumbled yet again. But on the rise has to be SMU, which is now at six wins and (truthfully) just one more win away from locking up a bowl bid. Baylor could be doing something similar, as its stunning upset of Missouri has the look of a turning point in this frustrating season.

And then, at the top, we of course have our consistent trio of contenders -- Texas, TCU and Houston, in the very order they've spent so much of the season occupying. Though the Frogs managed to wrest away one first-place vote from the rolling 'Horns, Texas still has the majority of our voters convinced. But if we did a Heisman power poll? Don't think you'd see Colt there -- that one looks like it would go to Case Keenum and his electrifying Coogs."

First Place Votes in Parenthesis

1. Texas (4)
2. TCU (1)
3. Houston

9. North Texas
10. Rice

Morning Dump

Nike outfits Frogs in new skin Star-Telegram

No.4 TCU and No.14 Utah meet in key MWV battle GoFrogs.com

TCU gets first sellout in 3 years for Utah

TCU's Dalton named co-MWC player of the week Houston Chronicle

Q&A with TCU coach Gary Patterson

TCU busts out new uniforms for Utah ESPN

TCU gives lessons on blowouts to big boys CBS Sports

Texas needs to keep an eye on surging TCU
NBC Sports

U. offense hopes to keep clicking against TCU
Deseret News

Team gets extra motivation Deseret News

Utes motivated by being 16-point underdogs
Salt Lake Tribune

Patterson's defensive nature rooted in Utah State football
Salt Lake Tribune

Quotes from Kyle Whittingham's weekly press conference Utah Football

TCU basketball preview
Dallas Morning News