I just got home from the Dallas Coaches Event, which was again a fantastic time. One of the topics on everyone's mind, the stadium renovations, was addressed tonight by both Associated AD Davis Babb and Gary Patterson.
According to Babb, the money has been raised and an official announcement will be coming shortly ocne the board of trustees has had a chance to meet and approve the project for construction starting in November. He said that is merely a formality, as the project is 100% ahead of time (most projects like this are built using borrowed money). Both he and Patterson seemed certain that ground would be broken immediately after TCU's last home game against San Diego State on November 13.
So that gives me a little peace of mind, although the official announcement will still be pretty sweet. Other than that, there wasn't a whole lot of earth-shattering news. Applications are coming into the school at a record-breaking pace...again, and the school's 450 student-athletes are continuing to excel on the field and in the classroom. Jim Schlossnagle was unable to attend (he's out on a recruiting trip), but he did send a text to the event's emcee, Brian Estridge, that said he's looking forward to being at TCU for a long time to come. After Patterson was giving a standing ovation, he asked the crowd to get back on their feet for the standing O that Schloss deserved.