Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Huuuuughes #2 in 2011?

Looks like we are stepping up our recruiting to try and land some big name recruits for 2011. Gonna be hard to pick up these guys considering the other offers they have on the table already. Keep your fingers crossed.
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TCU offers Hughes

Friday, January 22, 2010 | Print Entry

Posted by Gerry Hamilton

ESPNU 150 Watch List member Nathan Hughes (Spring, Texas/Klein Oak) picked up his 11th offer this week. TCU is the latest program to offer the 6-foot-5, 245-pound strong side end.

The Horned Frogs join LSU, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Houston and Stanford in extending written offers. The Texas Longhorns are expected to offer in February.

The two-time, all-district pick player is planning to attend a Sooners junior day in February. He attended college games at LSU and Texas this season.

Hughes has already committed to playing in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game.

Metoyer to take in junior days

ESPNU 150 Watch List receiver Trey Metoyer (Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse) will begin a trio of unofficial visits for junior days this weekend. The 6-2, 195-pounder will attend the Texas A&M junior day Saturday followed by Texas Feb. 13 and Oklahoma Feb. 20.

Metoyer currently holds scholarship offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Texas, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma State and TCU, among many others.

The two-sport star has produced back-to-back seasons of 70-plus receptions and 1,100-plus yards. He has scored 29 touchdowns the last two seasons.

Nocona Boots Giveaway


In the early part of December, a representative with Nocona College Boots collection, gave me the opportunity to review their boots, wear them to the Fiesta Bowl and tell everyone what I thought about them. I now officially have more new endorsements than Tiger Woods.

While they did not bring a Frog victory as I had hoped, they did provide me with the style and comfort that one needs for any big game.

Here is a picture of the boots in action on the party bus on the way to Glendale.
Antique Saddle Vintage Full Quill Ostrich

Most people that know me understand that I am very superstitious when it comes to Frog game day attire. Normally I would never wear the boots again since they were part of the devastating Fiesta Bowl, but these boots are so nice, that I have to give them a second chance.

To check out the line of TCU boots, check out the website here.

Furthermore, the Nocona rep is providing Spitblood with a gift certificate for one free pair of TCU Nocona Collegiate Boots. In order to enter the drawing you have to meet two criteria:

1.) You must have donated some amount to our Purple People Seaters Campaign

2.) Send an email to thefinch@spitbloodtcu.com that contains the following:
  • Full name and address (so I know where to send the gift certificate if you win)
  • At least one recommendation for our next generation website (how would you improve the website if you could do anything)
The drawing will be held on Monday, March 1st, so that gives you a full month to enter.

From #11...to Omaha?

Baseball America released their Preseason Top 25 today, putting Jim Schlossnagle and the Horned Frogs at #11. It's just 23 days until the season opener, when the Frogs take on Sam Houston State on Friday evening, February the 19th.

Searching for Sleepers in QB Class





















Stewart Mandel Article Here

"The most likely 2010 sleeper, said Wallace, is Matt Brown, an undersized (6-0, 175 pounds) three-star passer from Allen, Texas, who recently switched his pledge from Arizona to TCU after Wildcats offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes took the head-coaching job at Louisiana Tech. Scout.com ranks Brown 59th at the position."

Morning Dump

Patterson already looking to next season Star-Telegram

Gameday: TCU at Colorado State Star-Telegram

Frogs have banner year for postseason honors
GoFrogs.com

Jane Justin fieldhouse construction underway
GoFrogs.com

UT adds certain Mountain West team ESPN

TCU lands WR Hawkins ESPN

TCU offers Edmunds ESPN

D-Wash from the Senior Bowl

New Era Scouting
–The top line­backer on the field was by far Daryl Wash­ing­ton (TCU). His speed is a force, as he appeared to be mov­ing faster than most of the safeties on the field. He diag­noses well and gets going, true sideline-to-sideline line­backer that is in on a lot of action.

CBS Sports
-Daryl Washington played inside in TCU's 4-2-5 defense this year, but his move to the strong side seems likely after watching the past two practices. His ability to knife through traffic to rein in running backs and stay with Oregon tight end Ed Dickson down the field (and knock the ball away on one corner route in particular) was impressive. Though a bit high-cut, his speed and aggression makes up for it in space.

Scout
-Daryl Washington, LB, TCU: Oregon running back Legarrette Blount will be seeing No. 41 in his dreams. Washington, the impact linebacker from the powerhouse Horned Frogs' defense, spent enough time in the backfield that he should have traded his blue defense jersey for the offense's white. The coaches put him in position to make plays by blitzing him, and Washington broke through again and again. He edges his North teammate, Missouri's superlative Sean Weatherspoon.

Dallas Morning News

-TCU linebacker Daryl Washington had a good session in pass coverage. He consistently ran stride-for-stride with tight ends and broke up two passes.

Recruiting Class Reunion: 2003

Like their predecessors in 2002, the Recruiting Class of 2003 would go on to shape the TCU football program over the next five years. Unfortunately for this group, that included some highs (the MWC Title in '05) as well as some lows (the 5-loss '07 season).

The headliner: Without a doubt, the recruit that caused the biggest buzz in this class was 4-star quarterback James Battle from Denton's Ryan High School. The 6'2", 195lb Battle had offers from a number of Big 12 and SEC schools, but chose to bring his game down the road to TCU after leading Ryan to a 4A state championship.

NFL Material: Unfortunately, the Class of '03 didn't produce any NFL Draft picks. David Hawthorne, who came to TCU as a 2-star linebacker out of Corsicana, however, caught on as a free agent and has done very well with the Seattle Seahawks. David Roach, who came to TCU from Abilene, just completed his second season with the St. Louis Rams. Brian Bonner and Chase Ortiz both attended NFL training camps, but did not make their respective teams.

MLB Material: Chad Huffman, the quarterback from Missouri City's Elkins High, left TCU before his senior football season (when he may well have been the starter) to pursue a career in professional baseball. After being drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd Round of the 2006 MLB Draft, he has vaulted through their farm system and will be competing for a job on the Major League squad here in a few weeks at Spring Training.

Hits: Ortiz, who was a generally unheralded linebacker coming out of Clear Creek in the Houston area, switched to defensive end right before the '05 season and never looked back, immediately earning a starting spot and All-MWC honors three years in a row. Bonner, who was the less-hyped member of the Beeville Jones duo (Ervin Dickerson was supposedly the real prize, it was thought), was All-Conference twice, contributing both as a hard-hitting safety as well as on punt returns. Hawthorne, Roach and offensive lineman Matty Lindner were all also three-year starters. Other four-year letter winners included wide receiver Marcus Brock, tight end Quentin Cunigan, Dickerson, fullback William Jackson and defensive end Jamison Newby. Offensive lineman Wade Sisk was a solid contributor and linebacker Logo Tevaseu became a fan-favorite with his kamikaze mentality on special teams.

Tommy Blake: I wasn't sure exactly where to put him. On one hand, Blake started at least part of all four of his seasons as a Frog. He was All-MWC in '05 and '06, and during those years he was about as dominant as any player to suit up for Patterson. All that at defensive end after having played running back at Aransas Pass. On the other, his lasting legacy is his unfulfilled potential. After his stellar junior season in '06, he decided to stay for his senior year despite being assured he'd be an early 1st Round Pick. Big things were expected of him in '07, but his disappearance from fall practice cast a shadow on program that they couldn't shake all year. He eventually returned, but was just never the same player he had been before.

Misses: Perhaps one reason for the down season in 2007 was that a full third of this class could be classified as misses. Battle famously flopped at TCU, gaining an alarming amount of weight before transferring the Stephen F. Austin before quitting football altogether. Raytron Mayfield never made it to campus. Will Oliver, Freddie Stoglin and Larry Bradford all left the program without ever making much of a contribution. Fullback Marcus Draper was solid as a true freshman in '02, but then left TCU (but not before meating out at the SAE Party House). Trey Englert, to my knowledge, never saw the field much.