Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Meet the Future Frogs: Chazten Gonzales

About 24 hours after the Frogs collected commitment #8 in James Bailey, their class got to nine with the addition of Del City, Oklahoma quarterback Chazten Gonzales when he committed to TCU on June 11th.

Gonzales, who measures at 6'2" 185lb, is ranked as the #15 overall player from the state of Oklahoma by Rivals. He was honorable mention All-State at the position he was recruited as, quarterback, but with a 4.45 time in the forty you could easily see him ending up as a WR or a DB if QB doesn't work out.

KOCO, the ABC affiliate for the Oklahoma City area, disabled the embed code on their youtube videos. Pretty weak, KOCO. Instead, you'll have to click HERE and HERE to see some videos of Gonzales.

It doesn't get any easier...

Having lost five of their last six games, the Frogs' days above .500 may be numbered. They're now 10-9 on the year and travel to play #9 BYU tonight at 9:00pm on The Mtn.

If you think the TCU football team has owned BYU's titties the past few years, the balance of power in this soon to be dead rivalry might actually swing in Joseph Smith's favor considering the extent to which the Cougars have owned the Frogs in basketball. Since joining the MWC, TCU is 0-12 against BYU...and only one of those losses were by single-digits. Yowch!

And if BYU were the early 2000s Angels and the Frogs were the Rangers of the same period, Jimmer Fredette (pictured above) would definitely be Vlad Guerrero. In the Cougars' three wins against TCU last year, Fredette averaged 29.7 points- including a 45-point outburst in the conference tournament. And I highly doubt he ends up hitting a key two-run double to help win Game 6 of the ALCS to send the Frogs to the World Series, so I don't see this having a happy ending for the purple & white.

On the topic of the basketball team, David Peterson of HornedFrogSports.com has some interesting thoughts on the state of this program under Jim Christian. He compares the situation with the Frogs to that of his hometown New Orleans Hornets, and also reminds us that we should've included some Hornets talk in our introduction of the NBA Trash Talk Forum in Section V considering how many Louisianianians we have reading this blog. Not that it matters, since those forums get used about as much as tight ends in the TCU offense.

Meet the Future Frogs: James Bailey

Nearly a month after Bobby Thompson's commitment on May 11th gave the Frogs the seventh member of their 2011 recruiting class, Coach Patterson and staff went local when Everman's James Bailey became #8 on June 10th.


Bailey, a three-star recruits according to Rivals, had scholarship offers from schools in the Big 12, Pac 10 and Big Ten. He did it all for Everman- running the ball, lining up at wide-out, playing saftey, returning kicks and punts, even punting! As a senior, he totaled 1,558 yards from scrimmage on offense (957 yards rushing-including three straight 200-yard games to close the season- and 591 yards receiving), 21 total TDs and 48 tackles on defense. He's projected to play safety at TCU, but it's easy to imagine a situation in which he'd switch sides of the ball.

Any description of how great a fit he is for TCU as an all-around athlete will probably not paint the picture as well as his highlight video:

Morning Dump

Football:
Kirkpatrick presented Remington Trophy
GoFrogs.com

TCU's Justin Fuente has not talked to LSU
Dallas Morning News

Dalton's big performance is tops among former KISD athletes in bowls
Katy Sun



CFN first look rankings Scout

Basketball:

TCU men at No. 9 BYU
Star-Telegram

Frogs continue road trip at No. 9 BYU
GoFrogs.com

Baseball:
Purke's gamble turning into riches
Yahoo! Sports

Super Bowl Gurantee - A former Frog will hold the Lombardi Trophy

I know that most of us are pulling for the Jets over Rapethlisberger in order to get LT and Drew Coleman back to their hometown, but there is no telling what might happen when your coach is day dreaming about feet instead of where to bring the blitz. However, Ben Nix, former Frog and FBI agent is guaranteed to touch the trophy, because he is it's body guard. Ben was All-Conference in 1962 at defensive end and a Letterman from 1961-62. Kind of random, but kind of cool that it's a TCU alum and he is finally getting to guard the trophy in his home town.

Full Article Here - Arlington Native Will Guard Lombardi Trophy (Fox 4)