A $50 million hit? That’s what the last three months have cost TCU.
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From a player perspective, Bolisomi is pleased to see these topics being addressed. He recalled an offensive meeting led by TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie a couple years ago where everyone openly talked about a recent police shooting.
“As black males and white males, we talked about how we felt and the coaches told us how they felt about us,” said Bolisomi, who played at TCU from 2015-19. “It was all out in the open.”
Bolisomi said “nobody is perfect” when it comes to handling these types of situations, but believes it must be addressed by the coaching staff whether it’s in a public or private forum.
“From a player’s perspective, coaches are mentors just like parents,” Bolisomi said. “If my mother feels I’m down, she’s going to reach out. She’s not going to sit there and sit silent. That’s why Pro’s tweet resonated. The whole country saw what happened.
“Do I think everyone should speak publicly about this? No, not everyone is meant to speak publicly. But, whatever medium a coach feels comfortable with, use it to reach out to players whether it’s a Zoom call with the whole team or writing individual letters. Not saying anything at this moment is not OK.”
How nice of the Frogs to help this kid get out of a bad decision 😉
Caston has helped Weatherford reach the Class 6A playoffs in each of the past two seasons. A standout safety, Caston has combined for 143 tackles and two interceptions in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Caston was named second-team all-district as a junior.
Caston is rated as the No. 36 safety prospect in the nation and No. 69 overall player in Texas according to the industry generated 247Sports composite rankings. Caston is the eighth safety prospect to receive an offer from the Frogs and fourth safety prospect from the Lone Star state to get an offer.
More info on Richardson’s decision to leave.
Richardson is the No. 31-ranked running back nationally in the 2020 class, according to Rivals. He was No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 rankings of the state’s top 2020 recruits.
Richardson helped McGuinness reach the Class 5A state finals last season. He finished with 169 carries for 1,719 yards and 17 touchdowns. The three-star recruit also had 238 receiving yards and four scores.
Richardson signed with TCU in December.
Since then, the Horned Frogs have landed two elite prospects who play the same position. Kendre Miller of Mount Enterprise, Texas, signed with TCU in February. Zach Evans, a five-star prospect from Houston, enrolled at the school on May 11.
All those years of raising tuition will come in handy!
Like most colleges across the country, TCU is doing what it can to soften the impact from the worldwide pandemic by trimming budgets and, in some cases, asking the highest-paid employees to take voluntary pay cuts.
Boschini said the idea of playing home football games in front of limited capacity crowds of 25% to 50% is going to be a “huge hit” for the university.
He then added: “In general, we’re losing money by the minute in every area because of this. By May 30 [Saturday], we’ll lose about $50 million on our campus for different reasons because of COVID-19. As far as how we’re going to make up, yeah, we’re scrambling to do that right now. We’re cutting costs everywhere. We’re not giving raises until January, taking lots of measures like that. I think every campus is doing similar things.”
Source: Frogs of War