TCU Horned Frogs News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Dallas Morning News: TCU roster rankings, Nos. 10-6: After injuries in 2018, these players could have a year to remember
We're back with the next leg of our countdown of TCU football's top 15 players for the 2019 season.
Ranking the Horned Frogs' roster for any upcoming campaign is never an easy task, at least not with Gary Patterson's track record of transforming little-known faces into overnight sensations once the games are played. Considering how many standout players graduated after 2018, forecasting the team's top producers for 2019 is even that much more of crapshoot beyond a few obvious names toward the top. Nonetheless, we're confident enough to take a crack at how the players stack up from what we saw both last season and in spring practice.
Dallas Morning News: Report: QB Shawn Robinson alleges mistreatment at TCU, files for immediate eligibility at Missouri
A former TCU quarterback is reportedly seeking immediate eligibility at his new school on grounds of mistreatment during his time as a Horned Frog.
Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Shawn Robinson -- TCU's 2018 Week 1 starter who later transferred to Missouri -- has filed a waiver for immediate eligibility with the NCAA, alleging mistreatment during his run in Fort Worth.
Robinson, who left for Missouri in December, suffered a shoulder injury vs. Iowa State last September but remained the team's starting quarterback for two more games. He later underwent a season-ending surgery the week after TCU's 52-27 loss to Oklahoma on Oct.
Frogs O' War: TCU News: Niang a top prospect, Frogs drop series to give Tech title
The Frogs started the weekend with a dramatic win, but fell short the next two allowing the Red Raiders to win the series and the conference title.
Tech would take a 6-2 lead in the fifth on a Cole Stillwell double down the left field line to score Josh Jung and was up 7-3 in the seventh when Neuse took a bases-loaded walk. The Red Raiders scored their final run of the game in the eighth when Warren tripled and scored on a Wilson groundout.
Neuse finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI, while leadoff hitter Gabe Holt and Wilson each had singles for the Red Raiders, who compiled an 11-7 hit advantage over the Horned Frogs in the series finale.
Dallas Morning News: Ranking TCU football's 2019 roster: Nos. 15-11 feature QBs and a WR on the rise
If you're feeling the college football offseason blues, well, we are too.
Roughly 2.5 months remain until TCU football begins fall camp -- a period in which far more light is expected to be shed on where exactly the Horned Frogs stand entering the 2019 season. Until then, we can only stay patient as the dog days of summer loom out on the horizon, but not without having a little bit of fun.
Ranking TCU's roster for any upcoming season is never an easy task, at least not with Gary Patterson's track record of transforming little-known faces into overnight sensations once the games are played.
Frogs O' War: TCU News: Tennis season ends at hands of the Horns
5 key issues for TCU heading into fall camp: Horned Frogs need someone to stand out in crowded QB room | Sports Day
Rogers and Baldwin will hopefully be competing in camp to win the job.
Will Justin Rogers be fully recovered?
The dual-threat passer who came to TCU as one the most coveted recruits in program history is worthy of his own section here when considering just how much anticipation has been present in Fort Worth since his arrival -- anticipation that has been prolonged thanks to a nasty knee injury Rogers sustained as a high school senior.
Frogs O' War: Offseason Stat Series: Unveiling the Expected Points Matrix 1.0
Hello friends, and welcome to another installment of the Offseason Stat Series. Over the past few football-barren months, I've woven my way through the empirics of various aspects of the game of football, from punts to turnovers to field goals, and more. Last week, I began a naive approach towards constructing expected point values for each play in college football, for the purpose of using those values to determine how well or poorly a team performed over the course of a season.
As a matter of professional development, I've been re-working my way through Jim Albert's masterful "Analyzing Baseball Data with R" book.
Frogs O' War: TCU News: "People follow the crowd... there's always going to be a few who chooses a place to mold them."
Once a quarterback, Ty Summers looks to catch on with Packers at inside linebacker, on special teams | KPVI
Summers is exactly what NFL teams are looking for - swiss army knife type players willing to play any role for their team.
"I would have played really well in college, and I probably would have had an opportunity, maybe as a free agent kind of thing just because I would have found a way to be successful. I was a gamer," the quarterback-turned-linebacker from TCU explained as the Packers get set for the next phase of the offseason program -- organized team activity practices, which kick off next week.
Dallas Morning News: 5 key issues for TCU heading into fall camp, including a crowded QB room and more
The 2019 college football season comes with a healthy dose of unknowns within the Big 12, and TCU is no exception. With the team's 2018 season hampered by injuries and followed several key departures, the Horned Frogs have plenty of question marks as they continue what some may consider a rebuild.
With the summer months looming, here are five key issues facing the Horned Frogs heading into fall camp.Quarterbacks, quarterbacks, quarterbacks ...
If you plan on stepping into TCU's quarterback room anytime soon, good luck finding much breathing room. With the Horned Frogs forced to replace 2018 Week 1 starter Shawn Robinson and starting experience on the roster limited, the competition is wide open on a team with more than just a few options.
Frogs O' War: TCU RB Sewo Olonilua arrested for possession of controlled substance
TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on Tuesday for "posession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance," according to a police blotter report from the Huntsville Police Department. The substance weighed between one and four grams, according to the report.
TCU released a comment Wednesday night that simply said, "We are aware of the matter and looking into it."
Olonilua recently earned his degree from TCU, and was entering his final season with the Horned Frogs. He led the team in rushing yards in 2018, racking up 635 yards and two touchdowns, including 194 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Cheez It Bowl, where he was named bowl MVP.
Dallas Morning News: TCU tailback Sewo Olonilua arrested on felony drug charges
TCU running back Sewo Olonilua was arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday in Huntsville, Walker County Jail records indicated.
Records indicated that Olonilua faces charges of possession of controlled substances weighing more than 1 gram and less than 4 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A Walker County Jail worker confirmed to The News that Olonilua was booked Tuesday and was released from the facility on Wednesday.
Per a report from the FortWorth Star-Telegram, Olonilua was released posting $4,000 bond, with a court date yet to be set.
Olonilua is entering his senior season this fall, along with fellow-senior Darius Anderson as one of two primary tailbacks for the Horned Frogs.
Dallas Morning News: Will QB Matthew Baldwin earn immediate eligibility at TCU? This precedent may put the odds in his favor
As the old saying goes, too much good can sometimes be a bad thing.
Over in Fort Worth, TCU football's quarterback room might just be on the brink of learning that lesson first-hand -- options aplenty, but making for what could be a far more crowded and complicated situation entering fall camp than anybody anticipated.
With the addition of former Lake Travis High School quarterback Matthew Baldwin, who transferred from Ohio State to TCU earlier this month, the Horned Frogs now potentially have five viable candidates for the starting job this fall as the team looks to find a reliable replacement for 2018 Week 1 starter Shawn Robinson.
Frogs O' War: TCU News: Who will breakout for TCU in the fall?
Johnston was the coach of TCU signees Darwin Barlow and Josh Foster, as well as commit James Sylvester. It is a huge loss for those young men and high school football altogether, as he was an inspiration to many.
As his player's went to go shake hands at midfield, Johnston --with his glasses raised on top of his head and the tubes from his oxygen tank still in his nose-- shared his testimony in an interview that went viral.
It was Johnson's final game as the head coach of the Eagles.
Dallas Morning News: TCU fall breakout candidates: Is the Big 12 about to meet ex-South Grand Prairie standout Atanza Vongor?
With many injuries from the 2018 season carrying over into spring football and beyond, the numbers game has continued to be a hurdle for TCU football into the first 4.5 months of 2019.
Though that didn't prevent Gary Patterson from finding positives in the spring, nothing about it was ideal for a team recovering from a bizarre 7-6 campaign last fall. Alas, the Horned Frogs should have far more bodies available once fall camp arrives in August as both 2019 recruits and players returning from injuries gear up on the practice fields in Fort Worth.
Without further ado, here are five potential breakout players for TCU once the team makes its final preparations for the 2019 season.
Frogs O' War: Another One! 3* WR Blake Nowell joins #CarterBoys2020
TCU continues to mine Oklahoma for talented players, adding the third prospect from the Sooner state Sunday afternoon with the commitment of wide receiver Blake Nowell, a three star prospect out of Ardmore.
Nowell is a big target at 6'4", the second tall wide receiver the Frogs have added this cycle. He chose TCU over nine other offers, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Kansas State, and noted tall WR collection agency Iowa State. He joins Caleb Medford in the class of 2020 at the position, as well as fellow Oklahomans Eli Williams, a three star quarterback, and Dominic Richardson, a three star running back.
Frogs O' War: TCU News: Soccer announces signees, Patterson speaks alongside Holgo, Stoops
Patterson is the elder statesman of a conference with a lot of new coaching blood. They all seem to look up to him.
They are just as reverential in Stillwater. Jim Knowles was visiting with media for the first time as Oklahoma State defensive coordinator last summer, when he let slip that Patterson was one of his original inspirations.
"We brought Gary in prior to the 2000 season when I was at Western Michigan," Knowles said. "We converted everything we did at Western Michigan to his 4-2-5 package. I learned it from him.