Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Q &A with Brian Estridge

Some guy who calls himself "Angry Trey" sat down recently with the Voice of the Horned Frogs, Brian Estridge, to discuss his thoughts on all sorts of things related to the current state of TCU football: spring practice, the 2010 schedule, the move to WBAP and more.

You can listen to the entire interview (almost six minutes long) on Angry Trey's blog HERE.

12 comments:

Angry Trey said...

Thanks for the linking to the interview. Really appreciate it.

Rose said...

Why didn't that guy ask about the stadium renovation? That was a perfect opportunity. Hopefully with the new stadium Gary Patterson will stay and he will not get just one or two 4 star prospects every year but several. We need that renovation badly for this program to take it to the next level.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

While everyone wants the stadium renovation, I don't see how that and a bunch of 4 star recruits "take us to the next level" Last time I checked, our 2-star recruits and crumbling stadium have been faring fairly well.

Rose said...

Well not everyone wants the stadium renovations because there are a few of morons on the other site complaining. But lets be real if we were to get a big 12 invite in the near future there is no way 2 star recruits can play on that level. Also, to increase our chances of getting that big 12 invite we need that new stadium.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

I'd like to see their arguments against the renovation. More money and prestige for the football program? Eye candy for recruits? Who wants that?!

Again - we've fared pretty well against the Big 12 with our current recruiting standards. If we were in the Big 12 North, we'd win it year in year out. In the South, we'd easily be better than aggy and Baylor, a step up on Tech and Okie Lite, and right below UT and OU. But, we've beaten OU on their own turf and, honestly, if we were able to play Texas next year, would you take the Horns straight up? Call me a homer, but would you argue with me on any of those points?

Sure, undefeated seasons would be extremely difficult to come by and beating Texas and OU in the same year is anything but a given, but one loss in the Big 12/SEC will still get you an invite to the big one as the evidence clearly shows. I definitely wouldn't say "no way 2 star recruits can play on that level" because they have before.

But back to stadium renovations - and I'm genuinely asking because I have no idea - how nice are most of the stadiums? Obviously OU, TX, aggy, Nebraska, OSU with all the T Boone money sunk into it, and Tech with their new renovations have pretty top notch stadiums. But, Kansas? Baylor? IOWA STATE? No way any of their stadiums are that much better than Amon G other than having luxury boxes. Obviously I'm fully on board with the renovations, but I'm not sure it's an absolute requirement to be invited to another conference.

Regardless, the only way any of that happens is if there's a major reshuffling, and we're getting picked based on the product on the field and the location before the stadium is a major consideration.

BuckNasty said...

Do you really think Baylor, Tech, Okie St, Kansas, etc. get that much better recruits than we do. With the exception of UT, A&m, OU, I would have to say our recruiting doesn't lag that far behind if at all to the rest of the Big 12. Way to have some confidence in your team and coach too by the way.

Rose said...

Guys it's one thing to beat one big 12 team a year but to do it on a consistent basis will require more 4 star talent. We need that renovation for various reasons.

By the way it's great to hear that we are in Daniel Lasco's top 4. Hopefully we will beat out the other 3 teams who are recruiting him.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Who would you be more afraid to play this year? Baylor, Utah and BYU? or Baylor, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State? The top of the Mountain West is just as good as all of the Big 12 sans Texas and OU on a yearly basis.

BuckNasty said...

In reality, renovating the stadium probably won't help out recruiting all that much. Yes it does need updating, but we still don't fill the stands up and we are reducing the seating capacity. The main reason why we pick up 2 star and 3 star recruits rather than all 4 star is bc we recruit against 3 BCS conference teams that are in the same region that we recruit in. Being stuck in a Non-BCS conference is our major setback when it comes to recruiting.

BuckNasty said...

But hey, I'm not disappointed with our recruiting given the way our coaches can turn 2 star players into 4 star players.

Rose said...

Guys going against OU, A&M and UT week after week is more harder than it looks. Also, when you sprinkle in big 12 north teams like Mizzou and Nebraska every other year the big 12 is harder than it looks.

I disagree when you say renovating the new stadium will not help. If you were a recruit would you want to play in a stadium that is outdated and looks like a high school stadium or a top of the line football stadium. Just look at what Lupton did for our baseball program.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

If there are high schools stadiums that hold 45000 people and have luxury boxes, then I want my kids to go there.