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TCU News: “we’ll see who all has been working and who all has been ‘kind of’ working.”

Links O’ War | Danny Mourning

Even the pros are facing the prospect of various levels of preparedness.

Football:

Five possible ‘Chaos Team’ candidates in 2020 | 247 Sports

If it’s a night game… on Halloween… hey, anything can happen, right?

CBS’ take: TCU is poised for a chaotic 2020 campaign as it seeks to keep a unique trend going. The Horned Frogs have finished with six wins or fewer five times in Gary Patterson’s 19 seasons. They have bounced back with a double-digit win total the first four times. Doing so for a fifth time will require winning at least two of the following games: at California, vs. Oklahoma State, at Baylor, vs. Oklahoma and at Texas.

247Sports’ take: Assuming the Oklahoma Sooners make another run through the Big 12, like they usually do, TCU could spoil that run when it gets Oklahoma at home on Halloween. And of course, if Texas somehow manages to get back on top again, the Horned Frogs face the Longhorns in mid-November, which could possibly crush their hopes of a return to glory.

Colts DE Ben Banogu reflects on rookie season, preps for Year 2 with old TCU workouts | The Star-Telegram

Banogu had a good rookie campaign, but could break out in year two. He’s counting on his old college conditioning coach to get him there.

But the TCU product is eager to take another step forward in Year 2 of his NFL career. Despite the unique offseason amid the coronavirus pandemic, Banogu has been working on his pass rush techniques and becoming more physically fit to make a bigger impact.

“It’s been a weird offseason, but I think you can still take that step,” Banogu said. “It’s just how you prep and how you get ready, what you’re doing in your spare time. I think I’ve been doing everything right, working on all the stuff I need to work on and my pass rush game.

For Banogu, part of his work has been going back to his college offseason workouts. Along with doing what the Colts have laid out for their players, Banogu is relying on TCU strength and conditioning coach Don Sommer’s workout plans.

Alabama adds former Mississippi State, TCU walk-on QB | 247 Sports

Logan Burnett is at Alabama, now?!

Prior to his choosing Alabama, Burnett spoke to The Dispatch about his decision to leave TCU after one semester and how his next stop will be more academic-driven than football.

“I’m looking at it as an academic first kind of thing,” Burnett said. “I’m not going to play at the next level. I’m looking to get a great education, make those great connections in an athletic department, with football coaches and experience (football) for one more season.”

During his time at Mississippi State, Burnett appeared in six games, two apiece in the 2017-19 seasons. He completed both of his career pass attempts for a combined 33 yards.

Around Campus:

After mounting frustrations, TCU gives faculty option to teach remotely in fall | The Star-Telegram

Boschini bowed to public pressure and did the right thing in the process.

TCU said it is adjusting and adapting plans accordingly amid the global pandemic.

“The coronavirus is constantly evolving, and the situation will continue to shift between now and when school starts Aug. 17,” a school spokeswoman said late Thursday in an email. “University leadership IS offering faculty the option to teach online if they choose to do so.”

Plans to allow faculty to teach remotely were finalized on Thursday.

Source: Frogs of War