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TCU News: Frogs a hotter ticket than Texas, Pryor impressing in Philly

Looking for some good news after Blacklock’s injury? We got you.

Football:

TCU’s Ross Blacklock out for season after injuring Achilles in practice | ESPN

Next Frog up 🙁

Blacklock was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and a FWAA Freshman All-American last season, after finishing with 27 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, and two sacks.

He was expected to be a big piece on a stalwart TCU defensive line that included preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Ben Banogu. With Blacklock out, the Horned Frogs are expected to turn to redshirt freshman Terrell Cooper.

Best-case and worst-case scenarios for TCU in the 2018 college football season | Sports Day

If seven wins is the worst case scenario (and I happen to agree), then we should all be very happy with where TCU is as a program.

While bowl eligibility is most definitely not a concern for TCU this season, fans should have a better idea of how these Frogs will trend by late September. Ohio State is not a guaranteed win by any stretch, and games at Texas and vs. Iowa State feel like pick-ems, too — at least more so than TCU fans might like to admit. Any combination of two losses during that three-game stretch would not only be a serious bummer, but could put the Frogs’ conference title game hopes in jeopardy. Then there’s the more obvious dangers of Oklahoma and West Virginia, and a pesky Oklahoma State team to face in the season’s final week. 8-4 or 7-5 doesn’t scream “bad season,” but would be a disappointing outcome.

Check out Colleyville Covenant’s football coaching staff that is filled with former NFL players and a former MLB All-Star | Sports Day

That Gary Patterson coaching tree is sprouting some serious roots.

Former TCU player Eric Anderson is the new football head coach at 2017 TAPPS Division IV state champion Colleyville Covenant Christian, and his coaching staff will include several assistants who were professional athletes.

Vernon Wells, who played quarterback at Arlington Bowie before going on to play Major League Baseball from 1999 to 2013, will be Covenant Christian’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Wells was a three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays and also played for the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees during a career that saw him hit 270 home runs.

Tickets to Longhorns games are not in as high-demand as TCU | KXAN

LOL.

How hot are tickets to Longhorn football games? According to StubHub, Texas ranks No. 9 on the company’s list of the top 10 most in-demand NCAA football games. The team actually improved upon their No. 20 spot, with ticket demand up 204 percent compared to last year.

The hottest tickets on the third-party site are for Alabama games. Roll Tide!

According to StubHub, TCU is the top trending team, with demand for tickets up 298 percent this season. The spike in demand is largely driven by the matchup between TCU and Ohio State in Arlington on Sept. 15.

Five players who impressed at Eagles training camp, five who didn’t | Philly Voice

The offensive lineman seems to have found his pro football groove.

3) OL Matt Pryor: Pryor was dominant in 1-on-1 drills all summer. He is a massive offensive lineman with guard/tackle versatility who has become a lock to make the team, and has shown enough to provide optimism that he can become a starter at some point in the future.

Basketball:

#19 TCU Preview 2018-19 | Three Man Weave

This is a great look at the most anticipated TCU Basketball season in two decades. I think we are in for a big-time Bane breakout campaign.

Rising juniors Desmond Bane and Kouat Noi were both human flamethrowers last year and may just be scratching the surface of their potential as they continue to round out their offensive repertoires. Hyper-athletic JD Miller impacts the game in a variety of ways and draws frequent mismatches as a hybrid wing / forward. So, when you throw in two more top-150 ranked freshmen (Kaden Archie & Kendric Davis), the top-ranked Aussie prospect in 2017 (Lat Mayen), and another 4-star recruit coming off a redshirt (RJ Nembhard), it quickly becomes clear just how rich the Frogs’ talent pool will be this year. And with all of those promising pieces now jockeying for meaningful minutes, playing Fisher and Robinson together will directly reduce opportunities for others.

Source: Frogs of War