Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Frogs after Nebraska transfer RB


Interested in a four-star running back that could step in once Ed Wesley, Matthew Tucker and Aundre Dean graduate following the 2012 season?  I thought so.  Aaron Green, who scored 3 touchdowns on 130 total yards as a true freshman at Nebraska last year is looking to transfer...and possibly to TCU.

Green's father, Tony, told reporters that his son's possible transfer destinations include TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Tech and Houston.  He would have to sit out the 2012 season, but could use his redshirt and be a sophomore in 2013.

Coming out of Madison High School in San Antonio, Green was about as hyped as high school players get.  He broke a city record when he scored 9 touchdowns in a game as a sophomore, and ended his career with over 5,300 total yards and 45 touchdowns.  He was named to the 1st team Super Team by Dave Campbell's Texas Football prior to his senior year, and rivals ranked him as the 8th best running back in the country.

His high school highlights, shown below, will make it obvious why he had a scholarship offer list that read like a who's who of college football programs: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas and USC amongst many others:

It'd be pretty sweet to see this kid wearing TCU purple!

Big 12 Orientation: Iowa State Baseball


Iowa State at-a-glance:
-Program founded: 1892
-Program disbanded: 2001
-All-time record: 1,346-1,412-17
-2 College World Series appearances
-5 NCAA Tournament appearances
-2 All-Americans

People affiliated with other conferences are sure to laugh at the 10-team Big 12 during football and basketball season, but that misnomer will be one notch more inaccurate during baseball season as the league will only field 9 teams.  Iowa State, never much of a heavyweight on the diamond, deemed the sport non-essential and cut their baseball program during a budget-purge at the behest of Timothy Busfield in April of 2001- apparently James Earl Jones was late for the meeting

Because of the odd number of teams in the baseball conference, there will be one team each week next year that will need to schedule weirdly-timed non-conference series late in the season, like TCU's recent sweep of Manhattan.

Dalton on The Ticket at 12:30

Just a quick head's up- Andy Dalton will be on live with BAD Radio today at 12:30pm. You can listen by clicking here.

Up & Down Night


It's already been a roller-coaster of a season for the TCU baseball team, so it's somewhat fitting that the high of Tuesday's comeback win over Oklahoma was immediately followed by the low of news coming out that three players have been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

The three suspended players are all true freshmen: catcher/first baseman Braden Mattson, pitcher Chris Murphy and infielder Michael Resnick.  No indication yet what rules they broke or how long they'll be gone, but they're already off of the official roster on gfrogs.com so you can use your imagination.  Mattson had played the most of the three, having batted .190 in 63 at-bats earlier in the year before being injured.  Murphy had an ERA of 9.00 in 5 total appearances, and Resnick had one base hit in 12 at-bats. 

One would assume that the rest of the team already knew about this before the game, though, which makes it all the more impressive that they showed the resiliency to go out and come from behind in the late innings to defeat a team that had so befuddled them in recent years.  The win makes the Frogs 6-2 against teams they'll see as part of the Big 12 next year, and 27-15 overall.  In the regional projections put out by Perfect Game USA yesterday (when TCU's RPI was 42), the Frogs are predicted to be the #2 seed in the Waco Regional hosted by Baylor.  The win over OU, though, boosted the Frogs up to #36 in the RPI- so next week's projections may be even better depending on what happens with New Mexico this weekend.

Morning Dump

Baseball:

TCU ends eight-game losing streak to Oklahoma with 4-3 win Star-Telegram

Odell's 9th-inning hit lifts Frogs over Sooners gofrogs.com


Football:

Families of TCU players share chills of NFL Draft Star-Telegram

TCU's draft picks meet with the media gofrogs.com


Andy Dalton's star keeps rising in Cincinnati Star-Telegram

Reports of Tanner Brock's transfer to UTEP 'complete rumor', says brother TCU360.com