Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You may not see this on Saturday:

Ross Evans has apparently not practiced with the team since he was arrested last week, according to Coach Patterson during his press conference earlier today. As a senior, Evans will at least be suited up for Senior Day- but it's unclear whether or not he'll be doing any actual kicking, balls or apartment doors.

So if #37 is a no-go for kicking duties against UNLV, what is your preferred alternative? Should redshirt freshman Ryan DeNucci simply take his place? Should the Frogs just go for it on all 4th downs and go for two after every touchdown? But then who handles kickoffs...maybe Tank Carder?!?

Fuente a candidate for the KU job

In the "good for him, but bad for us" department, both ESPN Insider and coachingsearch.com have mentioned TCU Co-Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach Justin Fuente as a possible replacement for Turner Gill as the head coach at Kansas.

The candidate list that ESPN has for KU includes a number of guys with head coaching experience (including Mike Leach, Jim Leavitt, Troy Calhoun and Kevin Sumlin among others), but Fuente would be a great choice for the Jayhawks if they chose to go with a fresh, up-and-coming coach. He has ties in Texas from his five years at TCU, Oklahoma from the two years he spent playing in Norman, the upper midwest from his six years at Illinois State and Kentucky from his two years playing at Murray State. He's also got a combined six years of coordinating experience between TCU and Illinois State, with both of those teams setting multiple school records under his leadership.

If this came to fruition, Fuente would be the second Patterson assistant to be hired as a head coach, after defensive coordinator David Bailiff was hired at Texas State in 2004 (and then at Rice in 2007). Like when the baseball team lost Todd Whitting to Houston, we'd hate to see Fuente go. But that is just one of the prices of sustained success.

Aaron Brown back with the Lions

I don't know how I missed including this in the dump earlier this morning, but Aaron Brown has be re-signed by the Detroit Lions after Kevin Smith sprained his ankle against the Packers on Thursday.

Morning Dump


Football:

Frogs look for outright MWC title on Saturday against UNLV gofrogs.com

Injured QB Herring uncertain for UNLV's season finale at #18 TCU Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lousiana Tech has no preference for Poinsettia Bowl opponent Shreveport Times

Frogs in the NFL: Week 12 gofrogs.com


Basketball:

GP wants a big crowd for the TCU-Tech basketball game next Tuesday: