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TCU HC Gary Patterson said, "I think [redshirt senior QB Kenny Hilly] lost a little bit of confidence at the end of last year, and I don’t think all of it was his fault."

"I was too tough on him, to be honest. But you’ve got to look like it doesn’t matter to you that you threw a pick. You can’t let the rest of the offense know that it gets to you," Patterson said. It did not help that TCU's wideouts proved largely incapable of hauling in Trill's passes. Per Pro Football Focus, Hill was plagued by 38 drops, most in the country. Patterson alluded to these issues, too, saying, "we have to have a wide receiver step up" and making an allusion to Horned Frog greats of yore. "Trevone Boykin was a good player. But he was also a good player because of Kolby Listenbee and Josh Doctson," Patterson said. Hill accounted for 27 total touchdowns last season and could improve on that number during the coming campaign if he can shore up some of turnover tendencies (he led the Big 12 with 13 interceptions in 2016).
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 7:48 PM

Washington State senior LS Lucas Gravelle transferred to TCU as a graduate.

As a graduate transfer, he’s eligible to play immediately. Gravelle was Wazzu’s starting longsnapper over the past two years.
Mar 20 - 1:16 PM

Scout.com's Gabe Brooks and Greg Powers note that TCU four-star 2018 verbal S commit Atanza Vongor "can cover the entire field and when he locks on his radar he does not waste time or movement."

"Vongor's highlight tape really comes alive on the defensive side where his pursuit angle to the football and closing speed show exactly what type of prospect he will be on the next level," writes the pair of Scout analysts. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder committed to TCU over Texas and Baylor. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton refers to the four-star recruit as being more "quicker than fast."
Source: Scout.com
Mar 12 - 1:37 PM

TCU received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 S Atanza Vongor.

Vongor was also considering fellow Big 12 outfits Texas and Baylor. ESPN's Gerry Hamilton writes that the 6-foot-1, 194-pounder is "quicker than fast with the ability to defend one-on-one in space, as well as quickly close with burst on the ball in the air." The Worldwide Leader ranks Vongor as the No. 195 overall prospect in the 2018 cycle. Hamilton believes that the Horned Frogs have a 95% chance of hanging onto this pledge, though he cautions that Texas could make a renewed push if they show in-season improvements under HC Tom Herman.
Mar 11 - 2:42 PM

TCU junior DE Tipa Galeai is no longer part of the football team following charges of assault causing bodily injury.

Galeai was initially charged with the misdemeanor of assault causing bodily injury after he allegedly chased two students into a TCU dorm in January. According to the complaint affidavit, Galeai "appeared to be extremely intoxicated." Per that affidavit, the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder gained entry to the dorm and punched one of the students 21 times, then (after a witness stepped in) he cornered the second student behind a reception desk and unleashed one more punch. The incident has reportedly been caught on surveillance tape. This past season, Galeai recorded 24 tackles and 3.5 sacks in eight games played.
Mar 5 - 4:50 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin will not participate in spring practice due to academic concerns.

"We’re going through a learning experience. He’s got an opportunity to be back here in the fall. But right now, he’s going to class and doing the things he needs to do, get bigger and stronger," said Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson. Injuries limited the dynamic Turpin to just eight games played this past season. He managed 379 yards from scrimmage in that space. His availability for the start of August camp should clarify over the coming months.
Mar 5 - 2:18 PM

TCU T Aviante Collins recorded the fastest 40 time (4.81) and second-most bench reps (34) of all the offensive linemen.

Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Collins tested well after his disappointing (for a tackle) arm measurement of 33 3/8-inches. "...he labored early on in position-specific drills, but Collins has experience playing on the inside, and his strength/athleticism combination is sure to pique the interest of teams in the market for depth at guard," Scouts Inc. noted of his performance.
Source: ESPN
Mar 4 - 5:39 PM

Of TCU edge rusher Josh Carraway, an NFC director of personnel said: "You can't coach his speed."

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Carraway to Shaquille Riddick. "Several boxes go unchecked for Carraway, but his outstanding athleticism and potential as an edge rusher will provide draft value," Zierlein wrote. "His instincts are a long way off and he lacks the functional strength and toughness at the point of attack that most teams require on the edge, but a big combine could heat his draft stock up. He will require patience and much more technique work, but he does possess NFL traits as a developmental prospect." Carraway earned his second consecutive first-team All-Big 12 nod by posted 11 TFL and a team-leading eight sacks last season.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 27 - 3:34 PM

Scout.com's Greg Powers notes that "quicker linebackers in the college game could potentially give [TCU freshman G Wes Harris] some issue."

While Powers believes that Harris could have problems against college-level linebackers, he also writes that the 6-foot-4, 295-pounder "can run block and pass block effectively [and] should not be a liability in any one particular area." Scout ranked him as the No. 4 guard in the state of Texas. Rivals viewed him as the No. 204 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 18 - 2:58 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 S Atanza Vongor will visit Texas for their junior day on February 25.

Vongor is still basking in the glow of TCU's recent junior day, as he told Scout.com that with the Horned Frogs, "everything stood out." Now switching gears for his upcoming Texas visit, the 6-foot-1, 194-pounder said, "I just want to see how the new coaching staff is and how things are down there [in Austin]." Scout ranks the Grand Prairie, Texas, native as their No. 48 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. The outlet notes that he is a "physical safety with the athleticism to succeed in coverage, but thrive crashing downhill and running the alleys."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 18 - 1:03 PM

TCU signed three-star 2017 DE Corey Bethley.

Bethley's final decision to side with TCU did not come until late in the 2017 cycle, as he took official visits to both Oklahoma and Texas A&M in January before settling on the Horned Frogs. ESPN ranks the 6-foot-1, 265-pounder at No. 271 on their 2017 master list, with the caveat that they believe that Bethley might already be close to his ceiling as compared with other similar prospects.
Feb 9 - 6:57 PM

TCU QB Kenny Hill led the country with 38 dropped passes in 2016, according to Pro Football Focus.

Hill was criticized for an inconsistent first season in Fort Worth, but he wasn't done many favors by his inexperienced receiving corps. "We threw too many interceptions," TCU HC Gary Patterson said last week. "We all know that. And we were last in the NCAA in drops. So if we want to get better, we’ve got to do a better job of catching it and we’ve got to do a better job of throwing it to us. There’s no secret of the things we’ve got to get better at." Hill finished with 3,208 passing yards on a 61.1 completion percentage but led the Big 12 in interceptions with 13 and was 6-6 as a starter. Utah's Troy Williams, Idaho's Matt Linehan, Memphis' Riley Ferguson and Louisville's Lamar Jackson were the four other quarterbacks who had 33 or more dropped passes last year.
Feb 8 - 5:38 PM

TCU signed three-star 2017 CB Noah Daniels.

Daniels was also eyeing Oklahoma, as he took a visit to Norman in early December, but he committed to the Horned Frogs a week later and has not looked back since. Applause for the 6-foot, 180-pounder in his development over the last year-plus. He had received little interest from FBS program heading into the early summer, but his recruitment took off after he turned in several impressive performances on the satellite camp circuit. And now he lands with on-again/off-again Big 12 contender TCU. Very nicely done. Scout.com's Gabe Brooks believes that in addition to his natural position of corner, Daniels also has potential as a safety.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 7:00 PM

TCU signed three-star 2017 G Quazzel White.

Looks like the Tacoma, Washington, native will be traveling a fair distance for his college career. The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder is a gritty, grinding offensive lineman who houses an ever-running motor.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 2:15 PM

The Arizona Republic's Jeff Metcalfe reports that Arizona State will not hire TCU offensive analyst Sonny Dykes.

According to Metcalfe, Arizona State had interest in Cal's former head coach as a replacement for OC Chip Lindsey (who just left for Auburn). However, pressing family matters for Dykes appear to have scuttled a would-be marriage between the two sides. As matters currently stand, Dykes is expected to remain on staff with TCU for the coming season.
Jan 27 - 4:34 PM


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