Monday, February 7, 2011

Looking Ahead

Over the past few weeks, we took a look at each of the incoming Horned Frogs in anticipation of National Signing Day last Wednesday. Recruiting is certainly never over- the Frogs' received their first commitment for the Class of 2012 on January 30- but most of you are probably checked out of the process until just before Signing Day next year.

We'll continue to chronicle the frustrating state of the men's basketball program, however much they may want to make you wear a brown grocery bag over your head. And we'll do our best to cover the coming baseball season, where Jim Schlossnagle's Frogs should be near the top of the rankings all year long.

But we know that most of you, like most of us, are football #1 kind of fans. After losing so many stars and other key contributors from the team following the Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin, there are so many questions facing the Frogs as they head into spring practice, the 2011 season and beyond.

Over the next few weeks, leading up to the opening of Spring Drills on March 5th, check back with us at spitbloodtcu.com as we look at the Frogs position-by-position and try to sort through all of the unknown. And as always, we will welcome your opinions.

Frogs hang tough with #6 San Diego State

So it's come to this, I guess. TCU basketball has gotten to a place where we take pride in just staying close with a good team, as the Frogs did in a 60-53 loss at San Diego State on Saturday. I really hate to be in a place where Frog fans need to point to moral victories, but I guess that's what happens when your team has lost 10 of 11 in what is becoming another in a long line of losing seasons.
I'll leave it up to David Peterson of HornedFrogSports.com to make lemonade out of the lemons that the Basketball Gods have handed us. And if you're among those thinking you'll just tune out of this season because we'll be firing Jim Christian and hiring someone else, you should probably read Mac Engel's column from Saturday's Star-Telegram. He doesn't make it sound like Christian is going anywhere.

Morning Dump

Pachall is heir apparent to highly successful QB Dalton at TCU Star-Telegram

TCU becoming a player in Oklahoma and Texas recruiting wars
Oklahoman

Future Frog named Parade All-American
Parade

What it takes to be No. 1, featuring LT
ESPN