Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Tunes

There are some familiar faces in this video.

Poinsettia = 20th Best Bowl

After three straight years of being in some of the most intriguing bowl games for their particular seasons, the Frogs find themselves in a match up that a lot of fans are honestly a little "meh" about (although I hope the team isn't poo-pooing the game in the same fashion- Louisiana Tech is going to be ready to play. Very underrated team). But according to's Stewart Mandel, there are fifteen bowl games ranked less-enticing than the Poinsettia Bowl. He's got the TCU-La Tech match up ranked #20 in his comprehensive bowl rankings. Dead last? SMU vs. Pitt in Birmingham.

Morning Dump

Football: tabs two Frogs all-Americans

TCU OL will miss Poinsettia Bowl with broken foot Star-Telegram

Memphis hires TCU co-offensive coordinator Fuente

TCU coordinator latest to move up the ladder

Season recap: TCU

Cheer squad of the week College Sports Madness

Athletic Department:
Notes on a scorecard

Justin Fuente Heading East.

Hope you got those Rose Bowl pressers out of your system, Justin.
Like Kitty Sanchez's fake rack, it'll be the last time you get to see them.

As it was with Chad Glasgow last year - apparently you CAN'T learn GP's defense by osmosis, eh Tech? - with on field success comes defections and it appears Co-OC Justin Fuente will be jumping aboard the SS Memphis. Apparently our coaches have enough street cred and respect to actually receive legitimate contract offers that don't get pulled at the 11th hour. This comes as a bit of a surprise as the rumblings had hardly begun by the time his signing was announced, but best of luck to Justin and I think we should all give him a standing O at our desks for the way he helped transform TCU from a team with all defense and no offense into a team with all defense but also with offense. Memphis has absolutely nowhere to go but up and you have to think Fuente has as good a chance as anyone to get them back on track. Considering they only scored 16 points a game this year, an offensive minded coach sounds like just what the doctor ordered, although the Memphis faithful clearly disagree based on the comments section. Hopefully Justin can hit the ground running and convert the naysayers with on field performance. I seem to recall another lightly regarded TCU coordinator that was thrust into a head coaching position to the chargrin of the fanbase who has made a pretty good name for himself...

So what does this mean for TCU? I don't mean that rhetorically - I really want to know. How did our Co-OC system work? How did they split duties? Who was in the booth? Are we going to turn into New Mexico overnight, scoring wise? Facts, give them to me in the comments.