Monday, September 30, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/30

TCU 48 SMU 17 -
Rain Awakens Frogs from their Slumber - Star-Telegram
Breaking Down the 48-17 Win - Star-Telegram
"Paying a Premium for Mediocrity Wears Thin After Awhile" - Dallas Morning News
Quick Hits from Chuck Carlton - Dallas Morning News
Patterson Sits Brandon Carter for Two Series - Dallas Morning News
Notes and Quotes from the 48-17 Win - Dallas Morning News

Football:
TCU Still Looking to Play a Complete Game - Star-Telegram
After Slow Start TCU Finds Fresh Faces to rout SMU - Star-Telegram
Best in Texas Poll - Dallas Morning News
Frogs Still Aiming to Improve after Win - TCU360
What we Learned in the Big 12: Week 5 - espn.com

Breaking Bad:
"Felina" - It's all Over Now - HitFix.com
Felina - AVClub.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/26

Football:
Former TCU LB Tanner Brock thriving at Sam Houston State - Star-Telegram
Young TCU safety has been a versatile option off the bench - Star-Telegram
TCU defense must play fast and precise against SMU - TCU360
Fort Worth & dallas Mayors Place Food Bet on Game - TCU360
Don't Sleep on TCU-SMU Iron Skillet Rivalry - espn.com
SMU's Traylon Shead could play against TCU - Dallas Morning News

Volleyball:
Longhorns drop Frogs in straight sets - TCU360


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/25


Football:
A few bad plays linger on tape against Texas Tech against defense - Star-Telegram
TCU hopes running back duo can spark offense - Star-Telegram
Patterson: Bye Week crucial for game planning - Dallas Morning News
Patterson compares Boykin to Dalton - Dallas Morning News
Patterson: Losing can't be tolerated - TCU360
HLN to showcase Iron Skillet - TCU360

Volleyball:
TCU Welcomes Texas with a sellout for match tonight at 6:30pm - gofrogs.com



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/24

Football:
TCU Makes Moves to Spark Offense - Star-Telegram
Reliving the 2011 Battle for the Iron Skillet, June Jones Spit - Dallas Morning News
TCU Shirts Mock Craig James - Lost Letterman

Monday, September 23, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/23

Football:
Bowl Projections: Week 4 - espn.com
Best in Texas Poll - Dallas Morning News
What TCU learned in Week 3 - Dallas Morning News


Vollyball:
TCU wins Spartan Spiketacular - TCU360

Soccer:
TCU Draws with U of Denver - TCU360

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bye Week Inventory.


Last week I believe I said that, if there was ever a year for an early season bye week, this is it.  Reading GP's quotes throughout the week - notably where he said his team needed to start caring more or he was going to make his wife a widow - made me realize that's true more than ever.  It may only be 3 weeks into the season, but this team is at a major crossroads, and the next two weeks are going to make or break the season.  Knock off SMU and OU and the sky is the limit.  Knock off SMU and lose a hard fought game to the Sooners?  You're not winning anything major, but 8-4 is still in play.  Lose to SMU and OU?  Welp, see you guys next year!  But you get what I'm saying - having 16 days off between games SHOULD work to TCU's advantage at this point in the season.  Let's take a look at what has happened since Texas Tech and their refereeing crew took the Frogs down in Lubbock.


  1. Jarrett Anderson was moved back upstairs.  Given his colorful opinions on Mike Schultz, I'm sure that this one will at the very least make bucknasty very excited.  GP comments on the offensive game plan about as much as he watches it - hint: not often - so when he immediately came out and said he had concerns about the play calling, you knew a shakeup was soon coming.  GP suggests that having Anderson in the booth, presumably alongside Rusty Burns, will give TCU the advantage of having an extra set of eyes on the field to see what's really going on when the Frogs have the ball.  Theoretically, this is true - standing on the sidelines is the absolute worst place to watch a football game, so having one of your offensive coordinators there does not make a whole lot of sense.  But, in the same interview Patterson also said that Trevone Boykin was a hindrance to this offense against Tech because he tried to do too much himself.  In theory, having Anderson on the sidelines should've helped in the regard because it would be his job to take Deuce aside and tell him to follow the plan instead of trying to improvise.  Clearly that was not the case, so I suppose moving Anderson can't HURT anything, but should he start getting happy feet again, someone is going to have to settle him down, and I'm not sure Gary "Tough Love" Patterson is the guy to do it.  Anderson was upstairs a year ago and the offense seemed to hum a little more smoothly, so I'm cautiously optimistic, but nothing will work unless Boykin buys into it, something that will remain to be seen.  I'm not a tactician by any means, so perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree here, but why can't TCU implement an offense like Tech was running?  It's VERY simple - your receivers have a defined set of routes to run, and they just run them out of different formations.  That way, even a true freshman walk on QB can understand how it works.  Now, I'm no dummy - I completely understand that offensive line play is a huge factor in making it work.  But Boykin looked completely untrusting of whatever the play calls were last week. There might be a better way to get him on board, but simplifying the playbook would be a start.  Oh, and also, RUN THE DAMN BALL!
  2. James Dunbar moves to Left Tackle.  After two years of Aviante Collins not listening to the snap count, this had to be done.  Of course, had Dunbar taken care of business in the classroom, he'd have a dozen starts at LT under his belt and Collins would never have had to take the reps he has, but that's neither here nor there.  Dunbar's move to tackle suggests that the staff has at least some faith in LG backups John Woolridge, Jamelle Naff and Brady Foltz, and perhaps platooning the left tackle position will allow Collins to have a better focus when he does line up.  Anyway, it can't be any worse than what we've seen across the line lately, and at least the staff recognizes that there are fairly substantial issues.  
  3. Griffin Gilbert has season ending surgery.  Oh, you mean we have tight ends that are capable of catching passes on our roster?  COLOR ME SHOCKED!  I mean, when you have a QB that's not making the long passes and isn't getting a lot of time to throw, doesn't throwing to the guy closest to him to make the defense back off a bit make any sense at all?  Again, I'm no tactician, but there are some bad QBs in the NFL that keep their starting jobs because of talented TE play (Brandon Weeden and Cam Newton come to mind).  But, so much for that.
  4. No updates on Devonte Fields' health.  Devonte and Brandon Carter missed practice this week and, if you believe the man in charge, it was nothing to do with injuries and everything to do with grades.  I can't remember Carter having any issues during the Tech game, so I'm willing to go with it for him, but the fact that the comment was immediately followed by silence on GPs part regarding Fields' injury, I'll be the first to say I'm a bit concerned.  (At one point this week one of our fair contributors let it slip that he might be taking a medical redshirt, and while nothing has come to fruition on this, the fact that said information is out there makes me squirm a bit).  If Devonte is unable to go the rest of the year, I'm not so sure it's going to be the reason we win or lose any game on the schedule, but it's sure nice to have #95 drawing attention and freeing up other members of the defense.  Stay tuned...
  5. Big 12 head of officiating comments on the Tech game.  They confirmed that the Tech fumble at the one yard line was a legit call (well, duh) and that Brandon Carter's semi-phantom fair catch call was also the right one (way less duh), so there's that.  But, they also admitted that there were TWELVE (12!!!) incorrect calls made throughout the rest of the game, and refused to address the reviewed Tech fumble that wasn't and the worst kick/catch interference call I've seen in all of my days.  If you see Thursday's crew working Pac 12 games next season, don't be shocked.  They recruit the crooked ones on the Left Coast.  
  6. SMU sells 500 tickets to the game next weekend.  I'm not one to talk attendance smack, so I'll just let this one stand on its own.
I think that about sums it all up.  Hate Week begins on Monday.  Hopefully it will spur Spitblood back into action.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/19

Football:
Patterson: Frogs have to grow up - TCU 360
With team feeling sorry for itself Patterson ratchets up intensity - Star-Telegram
Five Observations on the State of the Frogs - Dallas Morning News


Basketball:
Former TCU Great Dick O'Neil Dies - Star-Telegram


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/18

Football:
The Great Sleeve Controversy - Dallas Morning News
TCU among several Big 12 Schools with week off  - Associated Press
NFL Update: Week 2 - gofrogs.com
TCU's Offensive Line is the key to getting team on track - Bleacher Report


Showgirls:
Behind the Scenes: TCU Showgirls - TCU360


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MorningDump: 09/17

Football:
Frogs Focused on Fixing Offense in Off-Week - Star-Telegram
Big 12 Power Rankings - espn.com
Patterson says TCU should have run the ball more against Tech - Dallas Morning News
SMU Game at 11am - gofrogs.com

Monday, September 16, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/16


Football:
What we learned in the Big 12: Week 3 - espn.com

Baseball:
TCU's new Hitting Coach is Nicknamed the "Hit Doctor" - Frogs O' War
Lupton Scheduled for upgrades - Star-Telegram
Pictures of Lupton upgrades - gofrogs.com

Soccer:
TCU Wins a Thriller against #25 Alabama - gofrogs.com

Volleyball:
TCU beats Ole Miss to win tournament - gofrogs.com

  Breaking Bad Recaps:
Ozymandias - AVClub.com
Ozymandias: Roll out the Barrel - Hitfix.com



Friday, September 13, 2013

What Now?

Upstairs being the Coordinators Box

I had my suspicious that by the end of the night Baker Mayfield might turn back into a true freshman walkon pumpkin.  With a final line of 21/40 for 216 yards, 1 TD and 3 picks, I think it's safe to say that's exactly what happened.  Having Davis Webb come in to save the day probably didn't help his case for starting next weekend, either.

However, what I didn't expect, and what most of you guys probably didn't either, was for Trevone Boykin to look equally as bad, if not worse;  Had I not known beforehand, I would have been confused which one was the true freshman and which one had 7 starts under his belt, including that Thanksgiving night whipping in Austin.  For the night he was 23/36 for 194 yards and 2 picks, including a MISERABLE momentum killing throw deep in Tech territory that could've changed the outcome had he been a bit more careful.  He did rush 20 times for 101 yards, but most of those were instances where he took off a bit too early, or was running for his life behind our shoddy offensive line.  And I won't even talk about the slide on 3rd and short.  The fact is, Boykin looked like a deer in the headlights all evening, completely skipping his checkdowns in order to take off to try and gain yardage with his feet.  He's not the most gifted passer in the world, but if he's not even going to be willing to try, you may as well line up Brandon Carter in the Wild Frog all night.

But was it all really his fault?  I'm not so sure.

The biggest thing TCU fans will be talking about today was how the refs from the Buffalo Wild Wings commercials showed up in Lubbock last night.  Seriously, there were times when all that was missing were sprinkler heads popping up in the middle of the field.  And yes, there were some MISERABLE calls both ways, but the most untimely seemed to effect us. Four stick out for me, and I'll quickly run thru them before I get to the real point of why I'm up late writing this.  1) The called back punt return TD (Weird, weird call, but TECHNICALLY within the rules.  I say this one worked in our favor in a roundabout way, considering we still scored on the play and wore down the Tech defense in the process.  Carter has been at this long enough to know that he can't move his arms on a catch, but we saw what he's capable of - minus the 1 fumble - so I guess you have to keep him back there), 2) The dropped goal line fumble for Tech (The refs got it right, but our team got it wrong by not jumping on the ball.  The only reason I'm blaming the officials here is because the side judge signaled TD when it was clear there was a discrepancy, so there could've been confusion.  Still, a lot of that is coaching because, if there's anything you should be teach on defense it's to swarm the ball, no matter the circumstances), 3) The muffed punt/interference (The most egregious of the night as Kindred was nowhere near the return man.  In fact, the return man ran into his OWN defender who was in the process of blasting Kindred out of the way.  The ball clearly bounced off of him and TCU recovered, but the refs threw that phantom flag.  From what I understand, this is not a reviewable play, but who really knows after everything else last night.  If you want to miss the forest for the trees and solely blame the officials for the loss, this is the play that ultimately did us in),  and 4) The fumble that wasn't (Bad call, and TCU should've been given possession, but this one was one of those gray area "sufficient video evidence" situations where WE all could tell the ball was out, but it's possible the refs didn't).

One could make the argument that, had any of those calls swung our way, TCU could've won the game.  But, while getting a W would've obviously been nice, it would've just been a bandaid on the bullet hole that is our offensive "strategy."  Emphasis on the OFFENSIVE part of that, because I'm not sure I've ever been more offended by being associated with TCU Football in my life, at least from a strictly on the field standpoint.

Let's talk a little more about Boykin.  So, obviously, a big advantage he gives our offense is that he can scramble to make plays.  This is what kept us in the LSU game and how he won us games last year.  But, he's perfectly capable of throwing the ball.  In fact, everything you read in the newspaper and everything that came out of camp this summer was how much he's "improved his throwing motion."  Yet, of his 20 runs last night, I'd have to wager at least 15 of those weren't by design and were simply situations where he made one read, and tucked and ran.  So this tells me one of four things:  either everything written about TB over the past few months was a complete lie, that the coaching staff  tried to reel him in and have him at least attempt to pass the ball and he ignored them, that TB would love to have been more two-dimensional but poor line play didn't allow him to be, or that the staff did nothing and that this was all part of some "masterplan."  If you ask me, I think it was a lot of #3 and a little of #4.  Our offensive line play was, in a word, nauseating.  There is no excuse for false starts in the quantity that they came in last night.  Zero.  Tech's stadium wasn't even full.  There were 58,000 people there.  Sure, they were fired up and excited, but you know who else is fired up and excited?  EVERY SINGLE FANBASE IN THE BIG 12 NOT CALLED KANSAS.  Ames, IA will be loud. Stillwater, OK will be loud.  Austin had 100,000+ last year, and while DKR isn't a stadium known for being loud, being in a confined area with 100,000 having normal, pleasant conversations is as loud as what they had last night just due to sheer numbers.  It was PATHETIC.  And it's not like we're running out a bunch of gumshoes - Three of the five started last year and Dunbar is a Senior.  Joey Hunt is the only fresh face out there, and he was arguably the most impressive.  Aviante Collins was noticeably rattled.  Stupid, bonehead penalties come down to coaching, plain and simple, and we were let down last night.

I don't want this to seem like I'm completely discounting the fact that maybe Tech's defense is actually kinda sorta good, because they are.  At times it was like they were in the huddle with us.  (Haverty?).  They played a VERY big part in this loss and, despite a not-set-in-stone QB situation, they should feel extremely optimistic going forward because Kingsbury will find a starter under center.  But when on seemingly every drive outside of one you're either telegraphing your plays, taking dumb penalties or turning the ball over, you'd make the Tri Delt powder puff scout team defense look good.  When it boils down to it, the problem is this:  We have to upgrade our offensive coordinator situation, because if you're going to have two of them and one of them isn't named Justin Fuente, it's apparently not going to work.  God Bless the concept of AnBurnsOn, but it needs to go away.  I want to give them the benefit of the doubt, that they lost Pachall 5 days before the game and they had to completely retool the offense.  But... REALLY?!?!  Ignoring the fact that Boykin played 2/3 of a season - AMPLE time to understand his strengths and weaknesses - after Casey's off field struggles, if the staff didn't at least have a Cliffs Note offense for Boykin thrown together just in case Pachall didn't make it the entire season, they should be fired.  You MUST have a fallback option (pun intended, because, seriously, did we run the read option more than 5 times?  Isn't that one of the things you do with a running QB that was either not passing the ball or having little success when he did pass it?)

I'm probably higher on Deuce Boogie than a lot of folks here.  With the way our offensive line played last year and has been playing this year, you'd never be able to maximize Pachall's talent because he'd never have the time.  We KNOW Boykin has the presence to go out and win games, and win them in hostile environments.  That's why I'm hesitant to pin too much of the blame on him for last night. I mean, is LaDarius Brown even alive?  Why weren't more balls thrown Cam White's way?  Why did we wait until the 4th quarter to really start pounding the ball?  Is anybody listening to me?

So where does it all go from here?  Who among you can reasonably forsee bowl eligibility for this team unless there's a massive overhaul?  Think about it - to become eligible, TCU would need to beat 5 of the following 6 teams:  SMU, @KSU, KU, @ISU, TX, WVU.  You SHOULD beat SMU, Kansas and WVU, but as Boykin has yet to win a home game, none of those are gimmes.  You can possibly beat ISU, although Ames is a tough road venue.  So that leaves splitting at Kansas State and home against Texas.  The Wildcats obviously fell on their faces a bit in their opener against North Dakota State, but recovered to beat La-Laf last weekend.  They aren't good, but it's a road game and never underestimte the power of the crypt keeper on the sidelines.  And Texas... well, we all know what's going on at Texas.  But, that's going to be a team with a Coach fighting for his job in what will wind up being at best a 50/50 crowd at Amon G once our fans jump ship after last night and start wholesaling their tickets to away fans.  Do you feel good about either of those?  Because I sure don't.  5-7 looks reasonable, but 4-8 is definitely in play.

BUT...maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe last night will be a wakeup call.  Maybe the guys took the loss of Pachall a lot harder than I would've anticipated and a letdown game was inevitable.  And Poor Trevone once again only had minimal time to readjust to being a QB after beginning the season as a RB/WR hybrid that would randomly be thrust into action under center as the coaching staff saw fit.  On the plus side, outside of tackling on the edges of the field, our defense was stout and, if I'm Texas Tech, I'm putting down the Kingsbury Kool Aid for a minute and considering my QB situation going forward because, once TCU took Amaro away, Mayfield folded and the run game only managed 43 yards total;  at one point in the second half, Tech had 17 total post-halftime yards.  Sure, Fields looked average, but he was being chipped by a RB on most plays, and Kevin White continues to be the ultimate boom or bust player, both winning the game with that fantastic pick and losing it by getting burned in the end zone, but if our offense can do ANYTHING at all, the D will keep us in a lot of the aforementioned games.  Are they good enough to let us hang around Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State?  I'm not getting my hopes up because, per the rules, you have to score more points than the other team to win, but sure, why not?  Think of last year - just when we'd given up hope after Iowa State, Boykin comes out and blasts Baylor to pieces.  I wouldn't put my hard earned on cash on a full scale recovery, but stranger things have happened in college football.

I hate the early season off week as much as anyone, especially after a performance like last night, but if there was ever a good time for this team to be able to regroup, it's right now.  TCU is significantly better than SMU, but as we all know that game comes with certain undefinable aspects that can swing the outcome any which way.  Like many of you, I probably said, "I'M DONE, WHO WANTS MY SEASON TICKETS ON THE CHEAP?" about a dozen times last night while watching our offense move the ball -5 yards at a time, but I wasn't serious.  What is serious?  The SMU game.  For what it means for this season going forward, this is the biggest TCU/SMU game in recent memory.  We all need to show up.  Hopefully our offense will too...or it's gonna be a LONG season.

Morning Dump: 09/13

TCU 10 Texas Tech 20:
Penalty-prone TCU can't catch break while offense withers - Star-Telegram
Horned Frogs show same struggles as 2012 - Star-Telegram Gil Lebreton
Breaking down the TCU vs. Tech game - Star-Telegram
Game Notes -Star-Telegram
Frogs Fall to Tech, trip-ups, technicalities - TCU 360
Kingsbury: Win wasn't pretty, but we'll take it - Dallas Morning News
Rapid Reaction: Tech downs TCU - Dallas Morning News




 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Predictions Thread: Texas Tech Edition


I was at the game in Lubbock in 2004.  The worst part wasn't being up by 21 points in the first half to only see TCU lose 70-35. It wasn't driving to Lubbock that morning and then driving back to Fort Worth in the same day.  The worst part of that day was what happened at our last truck stop in Abilene, Texas. I slide my mountain dew across the counter along with my two dollars. The cashier scans it and hands it back to me. Before I can give it back she takes it back and asks, "What happened to those Frogs, huh?" I don't remember her name, but I'll hate her forever.

The Frogs are favored by 3 on the road.
What will be the final score?
Who will be the offensive MVP?
Who will be the defensive MVP?
What is the right amount of time to spend in Lubbock for a game against Tech?
What is your favorite story that includes "Lubbock" and "STD?"

Leave it all in the comments.


Morning Dump: 09/12

Gameday! 6:30 Central time on ESPN
 

Football:

Boykin returns to QB role with more confidence - Star-Telegram
TCU vs. Texas Tech: 5 Questions for the beat writers - Star-Telegram
24 Things 24 hours before kickoff - TCU360
Frogs want to make a statement against Red Raiders - TCU 360
Who to Watch: TCU vs. Tech - TCU360
TCU favored by 3 points - OddsShark.com
Carlton: Players, Fans eager to see how Tech fares against TCU - Dallas Morning News


 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/11

Football:
Pachall would likely qualify for medical Redshirt - Star-Telegram
Road to Big 12 Starts at Texas Tech - Star-Telegram
Patterson: Boykin Ready to take Control - TCU360
Patterson: Tech will be a High Emotion Game - TCU360
Patterson Press Conference Recap - Frogs O' War
It'll take Devonte Fields 2-3 weeks to get to game form - Dallas Morning News Chuck Carlton




 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/10

Football:
Patterson says Medical Redshirt Unlikely for Pachall - Star-Telegram


TCU vs Tech preview - Associated Press
Game Notes Week #3: TCU at Sh*t Stain U - Frogs O' War
Devonte Fields will Start against Tech - Frogs O' War


Monday, September 9, 2013

Is The A-Pachall-Lypse Already Here?!

So with Pachall out for the meat of our Big 12 schedule, the question becomes “Hey, Gary, is it over?” No, my friends. The only thing that went down with Casey’s surgery is the belief that somehow he was an upper-echelon QB that was going to put us over the hump and propel us to win the Big 12. His injury pretty much coincided with the realization that he was not the guy we all hoped he would be this season. What it did was make the offense’s waffling over how best to utilize Boykin’s skill set a much easier decision, one that doesn't involve him being shoehorned into a receiving outfit who has plenty of talent elbowing each other for playing time as is.

What does this mean for TCU going forward? We will find out quite a bit more on Thursday evening, then regardless of how that ball bounces, we will have 16 days to regroup and come up with a firm plan for SMU followed by a tough October slate.

Things to look for:
1.       The end of going under center less than 2 yards from the goal line or 1 yard from first down marker.
2.       The return of a read option based offense.
3.       More rushing yards god damnit.
4.       Significantly less utilization of aforementioned receivers, though hopefully less so than last year.

I for one, thought last year was a great time. We absolutely took our lumps and I am still butt hurt about that bowl game, but Boykin was a fun guy to watch and wasn't completely benign sans the second half of OK State. We’re finally going to see if that shit about Pachall/Boykin being neck and neck was true or just coach speak. There’s no question which one has performed the best up to this point, but honestly the competition level has been two sides of the extreme.

Let’s try and compare our situation to a few others. Texas for instance, gave up the most rushing yards I've ever heard of a team giving up ever and canned their DC the next day, probably because they couldn't get the paper work together to do it in the 4th quarter. Oklahoma, scored less points on a defense then William & Mary did the week prior. WV and Kstate have some QB questions as well, and Oklahoma State just had an article released about them sexing up recruits, which will probably not come into play this season, but is hilarious none the less. The point is that everyone has problems, even TxTech will have to pick sides when Brewer is able to suit up.

How do y’all feel about TCU today? I am having a tough time feeling like this season has even started….but am excited about the potential and the fact that we didn't lose to the SCLSU Muddogs. Is catching Tech this early a good thing or a bad thing? They have so much hubris over Mayfield that we could pop them in the mouth early and they would have an extremely difficult time recovering. Or they could ride him early and often against a secondary that hasn't quite lived up to the billing we all pinned them with during the preseason. 

Morning Dump: 09/09


TCU 38 Southeastern Louisiana 17:
Boykin replaces Pachall after Injury, leads TCU to victory - Star-Telegram
Breaking down TCU's 38-17 Victory - Star-Telegram
Devonte Fields preps for Tech with one quarter of play - Star-Telegram
Pachall Injured, TCU flat in win - TCU360
TCU unimpressive in win over SELA - Fox Sports Southwest David Ubben



Casey Pachall Injury:
Pachall's Injury a Cruel Twist of Fate - Star-Telegram Gil Lebreton
Pachall to Miss Eight Weeks with Arm Injury - Star-Telegram
Pachall has arm surgery - espn.com
Pachall out of surgery after breaking arm - TCU360.com

Soccer:
North Texas beats TCU 2-0 - TCU360

Volleyball:
Volleyball loses to #3 USC - TCU360

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Pachall In Surgery - Updated

According to Jamie Plunkett over at Frogs 'O War, Casey Pachall has been taken to surgery after leaving the game against SE Louisiana in the first half with an unspecified "lower arm injury". The story can be found here. Some sources are indicating that Pachall may have broken one or more bones in his wrist. More information as this situation develops.

Sunday morning update: ESPN is reporting Pachall had surgery on his arm Saturday and is expected to miss multiple games. You can read more at ESPN.com here. The good news is that the injury was to his non-throwing arm.




Thursday, September 5, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/05


Football:
TCU's Vaunted Secondary was subpar against LSU - Star-Telegram
Patterson on Southeastern La., "These guys do it all" - TCU360.com
Big 12 QBR after Week 1 - espn.com
Zaycoven Henderson decommits from TCU? - Frogs O' War
TCU Not overlooking FCS opponant - Dallas Morning News Chuck Carlton (subscriber)
Scouting Report: TCU vs. SELa. - Dallas Morning News
NFL Scout: Varrett a top prospect - Dallas Morning News


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LSU Freak Strikes again

This gem is making the rounds today, the epic GMFP towel wipe from the game this past Saturday.


HT: EDSBS

Morning Dump: 09/04

Football:
Devonte Fields at top of depth chart, GMFP won't say if he'll play - Star-Telegram
TCU drops 4 spots in AP poll - Star-Telegram
Patterson: Fields will serve second game suspension - TCU360
Recap: Patterson Explains the Fields suspension - TCU360
QB Battles continue WVU, TCU - espn.com
Southeastern Louisiana Lions Preview - Frogs O' War

Basketball:
American Airlines Center to host triple-header to kickoff season - Star-Telegram


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Morning Dump: 09/03

TCU 27 LSU 37:
TCU's Comback Bid Falters against LSU - Star-Telegram
Boykin, Young Horned Frogs refused to go away - Star-Telegram Gil Lebreton
Breaking Down LSU's 37-27 win over TCU - Star-Telegram
Officials correct at end of confusing 1st half - Star-Telegram
FoW Instant Reaction - Frogs O' War
LSU's Mettenberger Delivers in New Offense - espn.com
LSU Beats TCU Soundly, but must improve - Sports Illustrated

Football:
TCU's Offensive Line held their own against LSU - Star-Telegram
Horned Frogs must take praise in stride after hanging in with LSU - Star-Telegram Gil Lebreton
Pachall will start again - Star-Telegram
Big 12 Roundup - Frogs O' War
Big 12's Unsung Heros - espn.com
Patterson: Despite Loss TCU Headed in Right Direction - TCU360.com
Patterson: Mistakes were the difference in the game - TCU360.com
Five things heading into the weekly press conference - DallasNews.com
Catalon Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week - gofrogs.com

Others:
Soccer: Koch leads TCU to 2-1 victory - gofrogs.com
Volleyball wins - gofrogs.com