Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meet the Future Frogs: Rashodrick Linwood

After a brief quiet period this past spring in which they received no commitments, the TCU coaching staff got back to adding to the recruiting class of 2012 in June when they received the pledge from Rashodrick Linwood, a 5'9" 180 lb running back from East Texas.

"Shock" Linwood was a bit of a do-everything player for quite a while at 2A Linden-Kildare, having amassed over 1,000 total yards and 16 TDs as a sophomore in 2009. As a junior, he eclipsed the 1,500-total yard plateau and scored 20 TDs. That was enough to earn him a place in Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Texas Top 300, a three-star evaluation from Rivals and a scholarship offer from TCU and Baylor amongst others.

As a senior last fall, Linwood rushed for 2,103 yards and 25 TDs while lining up mostly at quarterback for the Tigers- also throwing for 729 yards and 5 TDs. His efforts were rewarded with 2nd Team 2A All-State honors from the Associated Press. It's not entirely clear what position he'll play once he gets to Fort Worth, but as you can see from his junior year highlights, he's got plenty of athleticism to go around:

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Stay Positive: A TCU Basketball Saga.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah, so about that whole "staying positive about every loss" posts thing... I forgot to mention it doesn't really apply to 23 point losses. No one expected TCU to win. Heck, no one expected TCU to keep it all that close. But covering a gaping 19 point spread would've been an accomplishment, right? And there's just something about the 100 point barrier that makes a loss feel that much heavier. PERSONAL ANECDOTE TIME! I can remember, back in my glory days of JV Basketball, a game in which my team inexplicably navigated our way to the Championship game of some tournament and got blasted 97 to something that wasn't anywhere close to 97, like maybe 40. The team in question hit the 97 point mark with probably 2-3 minutes to go, then spent the rest of the game firing off 3's in hopes of hitting triple digits. When the clock hit 0:0 and they didn't, even though we got our asses absolutely handed to us, there was some sort of small victory we all felt with not giving up 100. Guess TCU can't claim that one. And when you start talking about your NCAA Division 1 team in terms of your JV Basketball team getting beat by 60 points nearly 15 years ago, you officially have no hope of post season success and it's time to end your post. Let's just forget this game and post ever happened.