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#2027622 Gather 'round men...

Posted by Coach on 21 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

You've done what was needed these first three games.  You've had some nice tune-ups for conference play and now we get to the meat of the schedule--our Conference Championship run.


I know--hell, everybody knows--we've got injuries on defense that loom large.  But you youngster, who I saw way too much trepidation in Saturday, need to keep one thing in mind--if Gary Patterson didn't think you could cut it--if he didn't think you had the stuff required to make this team great--you wouldn't be here.  You keep learning and doing what you've been taught with fight, courage and heart, and we'll be fine.


The rest of you--seniors, returning starters, returning players—this season rides on your shoulders.  The young guys are looking to you for leadership and direction.  Teach 'em up and encourage 'em.  This is going to be a hard year--but whether it's a successful one or not depends almost entirely on you.  You help teach these kids how to play like you've played, with the same dedication and commitment, with the same total abandon, and we'll have a great season.


This team is a lot more than a roster.  When any of you feel like you're overwhelmed, remember where you came from, where this program has been.  TCU has overcome a lot more than injuries.  We were left for dead by the big cigars just a few years ago.  We fought our way back, clawing and scratching for every point, for every win.  We weren't invited back to the party--we kicked in the door and took back what was rightfully ours!  We've sacrificed untold hours of time, sweat, and pain, to get to the pinnacle of college football.  Our trophies are still in the case, and we're still #3 in the country.  And if you’ve got half the character I think you do, nobody's taking anything from you without a knockdown, drag out fight! 


It's a common theme, but this season, more than any other in the last decade, we have to take one game at a time.  Focus on the game at hand, prepare as well as you can, and things will take care of themselves.


Those who came before you fought and scraped to get you on this stage.  You owe it to them--and to yourselves--to make the very best of this opportunity.  Reach deep down and find the warrior in you.  Prepare for battle.  Cry “Havoc” and let slip the dogs of war!  Rise up Horned Frogs!  On to Lubbock!  On through the Big12!  On to VICTORY!

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#1899726 TCU's NSD Event recap

Posted by TCURiggs on 04 February 2015 - 09:01 PM

I'll give it a go, but feel free to add on to it:


The big news is that Coach Bump is hanging it up. This wasn't mentioned until all of the coaches had spoken, then GP brought it up as he took the mic. He said that Bumpas would hate that he was doing it, but he wanted to recognize and thank him. The 600 or so in attendance then gave Bump and his wife a standing ovation. Neat moment. GP said he'll probably be able to lure him back in occasionally to break down some film by offering him some trout fishing trips. He also wrapped it up pretty quickly, as he said he didn't want to piss off a 65 year-old man that still does squats and power cleans. He said that two DL rushed bumpas for some horseplay the other day, and they both ended up on the ground.


Our coaching staff is greatness. Every coach took a turn speaking, some went longer than others, but it was very apparent how much they like each other. Not only because they talked about it, but also because it showed. Awesome group. It's obvious why we hear so many good things about them on the recruiting trail... lots of character. All of them got good laughs from the crowd, but Sharp probably had the most mic time. He admittedly had a few glasses of wine beforehand and had some good stories... he gets a lot of speeding tickets.


Coach Cross announced that he and his wife are expecting their first child, and he claims to be the best golfer of the bunch. 


Coach Loop left his truck running at the airport for two days as he was in a hurry to catch a flight for a recruiting trip. He may be the second best golfer. He also sat outside Sam Awolope's house for 4 hours making sure UT's staff didn't show up... trying to keep them out.


Big Meach accidentally left his rental car running for two hours while visiting with Turpin, which led them to running out of gas by the Zoo on University Dr. He said he begged Turpin to commit, because if he didn't everyone would tell him it was his fault for leaving them stranded.


Coach Burns is apparently called "The Closer" according to Coach Loop.


Cumbie said he was nervous at last year's event and said "you try being a Red Raider surrounded by a room full of Horned Frogs."


Coach Anderson is just a really well-spoken, genuine guy. You can tell why he's such a good recruiter. 


Everyone knows about GP. He was his usual self, talking about how he's not satisfied (and won't ever be) and how we need to keep doing things the right way. There may have been a few references/jokes (not as much by GP) about that school 90 miles South of here, and GP talked about learning how to be a winner. He is who he is, which we all know, and I'm glad he's at the helm. He's greatness, and he has put together a great staff.


As for the recruits, we've heard a lot about them. He mentioned that Deshawn Raymond has already put on 9 lbs after only being here for a few weeks, since he finally has some good meals to eat (not a great home life).


Joe Broadnax is a Chucky Hunter clone. He's not very tall, but he's strong as hell and gets after it... typical TCU guy.


Montrel Wilson is a Safety as of now, but he's big enough that he may move to LB like Jonathan Anderson.


Semaj Thomas is also big enough that he could end up as a DE, and Bryson Henderson may end up big enough to play inside.


GP mentioned that a couple of the guys (Tre Heights, Tony James, and maybe one or two more) may need some time in the weight room, but they're great athletes.


He seemed really high on Niko Small... he's faster than people think, aggressive as hell (they may need to tone him down) and he's about a 1,500 SAT guy. 


Jozie Milton's small HS had a leg press machine that could "only" hold 800 or 900 lbs, so he'd tell other kids to jump on there. Coaches said he just kept telling kids to hop on and kept pressing. Smart kid as well.


Gladney and Julius Lewis are blazing fast... 10.5 or 10.6 100m guys, and Lewis will hit.


Cordel Iwuagwu is apparently African royalty. His Dad is a Prince and Mom is a Princess, and he's meaner than hell. 


Sam and Big Dave are very high-ceiling OTs. Both are very long and have a lot of potential.


Arico Evans may end up being a bigger, faster Hackett.


Austin and Stewart are just good, solid recruits. Austin is big and strong, and Stewart is polished and can probably play inside or outside.


Tipa has a fantastic motor, and GP said he may end up being "a huge guy." Sharp was joking about Tipa's last name, and mentioned that he was Big V's cousin, so he said they're just going to call him "Skinny G" for now.


Freeze and Dunham both run very well, and both are on campus now. The staff is hoping both can help the team this season. I mentioned what GP said about Raymond gaining weight, so he said he could see him ending up at S if that keeps up. 


I now have tired-head. Feel free to add.

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#2035890 Congrats and Farewell!

Posted by LevelHead on 27 September 2015 - 07:23 AM

I had fun shooting the bull with you guys this week.  Bigtime congrats on the win!  Couple thoughts on the game..........


Not often do games go almost exactly as you predicted them too.  A back and forth shootout and the team with the ball last won.  I picked TCU to win by a larger margin personally, but this outcome isn't that shocking.  Tech has come a long way since the '14 disaster, and that has me excited.  But on the flip side, our defense is really something to behold.  I won't be taking next week's loss nearly as well as I am taking this one.......


TCU really justified their ranking in my eyes.  Everyone deals with injuries, but a team in the Top 5 should be able to overcome them, as long as their superstars remain healthy and in good standing.  TCU went into a hostile environment against a team with momentum, and out for revenge and kept their composure.  I cant say enough about how well Boykin, Doctson, Green and the rest of the offense played.  I was in college when a kid by the name of Michael Crabtree was shredding defenses, and that game last night by Doctson was the most dominant game by a WR I have ever seen...ever.  TCU's defense gave up some yardage, but they got stops when it counted and really defended Mahomes well.  I wouldn't expect less from a Patterson coached defense.  I'm not going to call the last play lucky.  That may not have been how they drew it up...but when you have an offense full of playmakers clicking on all cylinders, good things just happen.


Good luck the rest of the season and congrats again!  See you guys next year.

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#1961794 An Aggie's Reaction to Last Night

Posted by harleyspoon on 09 June 2015 - 08:47 AM

Aggie here.  Don't post here often, but visit occasionally when there is any news.  Took my ten year-old son to the game last night which was the only one of the three games that we attended.  Sat in reserved seating very close to the adjacent TCU section.....right across the aisle.   Outside and inside the stadium, the TCU fans both old and young were nothing but cordial to us.  We enjoyed the stadium and the atmosphere and appreciated your hospitality.  I also thought your stadium staff did a good job of handling the big crowd and the way they interacted with us.   My ten year old was also very complimentary of the experience.   The vast majority of other Aggies that I spoke to shared my sentiments.


You have a solid team that I believe deserved to win the game last night.  Ump was very inconsistent....but equally inconsistent in my opinion.  Good luck in Omaha. 

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#1954079 I swear If you let an Aggie in with your tickets...

Posted by Frog45 on 01 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

I don't care if he is your childhood friend. He saved your life in 'Nam. Doesn't matter. If your spouse went to A&M, to hell with them too.
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#2036429 Video of tech fans thinking they won the game.

Posted by LondonFrog on 27 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

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#1967701 Most annoying thing happened to me this morning...

Posted by Ron Swanson on 16 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

I reached into my TCU shirt drawer to grab my Big 12 Baseball Champions shirt to wear as I work from home today (Tropical Storm Bill), and I accidentally grabbed my Big 12 Football Champions shirt by mistake. So annoying

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#2039615 Huge Thanks from Micah and our Family and a Request for Prayer

Posted by Micah's Dad on 30 September 2015 - 07:16 PM

I have been meaning to post this for quite some time. Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers for our family over the last couple years. Many of you have helped with The Blast Race that benefits Neuroblastoma research at Cook Childrens and many also gave generously to his go fund me page. Some of you also follow his Facebook page "Praying for Micah Ahern" or his caringbridge blog. As a father it encourages me to see such support and love for my family and our son. This journey has been downright hard at times but knowing the TCU and KillerFrog family is beside us has made it easier. Thank you!

If you pray or have friends that do, will you please keep Micah and our family in your prayers. Tomorrow he will be admitted to Cook Childrens to receive MIBG radiation, a special type of treatment specifically for Neuroblastoma patients. Cook is one of only six hospitals in the nation to offer this and the only one on the Southwest (This treatment is a result of funding from The Blast Race that happens every year in late April/early May). Due to the high dosage of radiation he will be receiving tomorrow he will be isolated in a lead lined room for around five days. This will be new to him and our family and we ask that you pray that (1) it will be effective in eliminating the disease once and for all and (2) the time of separation for Micah, Mom, and rest of our family will go smoothly.

Thank you again and NEGU!

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#1819542 Quote from College Playoff Committee Pres.

Posted by blakespop on 09 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

Boom! Baylor just got told to sit down, shut up and color.

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#2035640 Tech fan reaction . . (photo)

Posted by 82Frog on 26 September 2015 - 10:18 PM

the shirtless Tech fan . . .



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#1891761 Update on Micah Ahern - Good news.

Posted by PhormerPhrog on 24 January 2015 - 07:01 PM

Post on fb about an hour ago. Continue to pray for the little guy. He's got the courage of a lion and the heart of a champion. Sounds like he's just about to kick cancer's [Rod Gilmore].


We got the results of Micah's bone marrow aspirates and urine yesterday. His urine was completely normal! 

His bone marrow aspirates and biopsies were also completely normal. There was no evidence of any cancer cells at all!

So what does this mean? It means that we willcontinue with treatment as planned. He will complete his last two rounds of antibodies over the next two months. At that time we will do scans and bone marrows once again. If he stays clear of all disease then the doctors will officially say he is cancer free. 

With neuroblastoma it is common for nb cells to hide in the body, especially the bone marrow. That is why the doctors wait for two consecutive negative results before declaring a patient cancer free.

We are so grateful for the great results. It is a burden lifted. Thank you all for praying so much for Micah and for each of us.


Sweet Micah with Grace!
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#1787904 Gather 'round men...

Posted by Coach on 10 October 2014 - 05:18 AM

Goin' to Waco tomorrow.  Big game, big crowd, big viewing audience--it's a national stage.  It's what you've worked your whole life for.  What most of us would give our left nut for.


Last week was no fluke.  You can't overcome some of the play we had by accident--you have it in you to be the greatest team we've seen 'round here in decades.  We know it--now it's time to prove it to the rest of the college football world.


You know what it's taken to get here.  You know the journey--two years of hard work and hard play with little to show for it--but the payoff is finally here.  Your chance to show the world what you've known in your heart all along--we're not upstarts, we're champions.


Just remember--a true champion doesn't care what anyone else says or does--he doesn't need ESPN or Sports Illustrated or the talkin' bobble heads blabbin' about his teams' chances.  He knows the hard work, the sweat, blood and pain that he's endured and knows that sacrifice has prepared him for exactly where he is.  And ultimately, when the time comes, he takes care of business.  First week to last, kickoff to the final gun of each and every game--he doesn't play up or down to the competition, but plays within himself to the very best of his abilities.


It's gonna be a circus in Waco.  Soak it all in before kickoff--because it's where you belong and it's where we spent 16 long, hard, years to get.  Remember all those who came before you that made the same sacrifices, gave their all, and never had the stage you're stepping onto this week.  Then, when time comes to line up for the kickoff, block it all out.  Focus all your energy and concentration on doing what you know has to be done for 60 minutes.


Time to build some momentum, men.  Gird your loins and prepare for battle!  The Frogs are comin' to Waco and aren't takin' any prisoners.  The rest of the stikin' college football world is about to find out just how special this team is!

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#1803343 Signs for gameday

Posted by HornedFrogGrant on 26 October 2014 - 03:02 PM


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#2023336 Weather saturday

Posted by Peacefrog on 17 September 2015 - 04:31 PM

What's your preferred app/site showing?

Porn for the most part.
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#1905298 My son's first baseball game

Posted by TxFrog1999 on 15 February 2015 - 08:11 PM

A few of you were following us on Twitter this afternoon during the baseball game and have already seen this, but as a proud papa I thought I'd post a picture that summarizes the experience my 4yo son, Ian, had today at his first baseball game, not just at Lupton, but his first game ever:




The fans in front of us had a son about my daughter's age (9-11) and had the ball you see above from earlier in the day. When my son noticed it and asked about it the other boy gave it to him, noting he had several more at home from other TCU games—my son is currently curled up in bed with that ball. Following the game Ian lined up and ran the bases commenting afterwards that it was "so cool," and that this was "the best day ever!"


I love how baseball brings fathers and sons together. Glad the Boys of Summer are back. 


Woo Frogs!

#1966770 Attention all LSU baseball fans

Posted by swimmerbabe11 on 14 June 2015 - 10:19 PM

I think we should hold all threads like these until teams are eliminated. Let's respect the baseball gods; they have been pretty kind to us this year.

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#1914222 Burnt Orange Nation: Baylor should replace TCU/Texas Tech as Thanksgiving opp...

Posted by Ron Swanson on 05 March 2015 - 07:12 AM

You know what's hurting ticket sales? Their program being bad at football
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#1876401 A Very Big Thank You

Posted by frog-hat on 02 January 2015 - 12:57 PM

to Sam, Chucky, Tayo, Paul, Marcus, Kevin, David, and all the seniors on the 2014 Frogs.  You saw the highs, the lows, and the highs again and handled it all with dignity and class.  All of you  have experienced your college years in a way that should prepare you for whatever life brings. Congratulations and well done.!!!!!  You gave me a lot of joy.  Thank you.

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#2029326 Coach Patterson's Press Conference: Open Thread

Posted by TxFrog1999 on 22 September 2015 - 11:36 AM

"This is not even close to what happened south of here."
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#2005958 Minnesota Look-a-likes

Posted by XIIFrog on 31 August 2015 - 10:26 AM

Ray Dixon





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