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TCU redshirt junior WR John Diarse caught six passes for 139 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 33-3 win over SMU.

Diarse started out slowly this season -- just three catches for 54 yards in the first two games -- but he has come on of late. In last Saturday's win over Iowa State, the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder caught seven passes for 97 yards. He proved a reliable target for Kenny Hill once more in Friday's win over the Mustangs, leading the team in receiving yardage and tying Desmon White for the team lead in receptions. Over half of those 139 yards came on a 75-yard touchdown haul at the beginning of the third quarter.
Sep 23 - 11:32 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill completed 31-of-45 passes for 452 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Friday's 33-3 win over SMU.

The Horned Frogs ultimately pulled away for the win in the second half, but Hill and the offense struggled mightily in the first half. They hit the locker room holding a mere 6-3 advantage. Things improved from that point on, though, as Hill tossed a 75-yard touchdown pass to John Diarse just seconds into the third quarter and followed that up with a short two-yarder several minutes later. Through four games, Trill has passed for 1,487 yards with a 6/4 TD/INT ratio. He has also scored six rushing touchdowns.
Sep 23 - 11:26 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson says sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) will be sidelined indefinitely.

Turpin suffered an unspecified injury in last weekend's win over Iowa State. Due to the tweet of a high school teammate, rumor has it that Turpin sustained an injury to his torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that "[a]person close to the team said the injury does not appear to require surgery, which could mean Turpin is back after four to six weeks." Hopefully that's the case, because PCL surgery usually requires six to 12 months of rehab.
Sep 21 - 2:19 PM

Of TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin's leg injury, HC Gary Patterson said only, "Hopefully, we'll get him back in the future."

Turpin injured his left leg in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Iowa State. While he was able to walk off the field with assistance, the 5-foot-9, 152-pounder could not place any weight on his left leg. He was subsequently treated in the medical tent before heading to the locker room. Blaine McDaniel -- a receiver at Woodlands Christian Academy -- tweeted that when he spoke with Turpin, the Horned Frog speedster told him he had suffered a PCL tear. This has not been confirmed by the team, but it would explain why Patterson is reticent to offer a concrete timetable for his return to play.
Sep 19 - 1:53 PM

TCU redshirt junior RB Kyle Hicks rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Saturday's 41-20 win over Iowa State.

Just one touchdown run for Hicks, but it was an impressive one, as he hit the end zone from 64 yards out. That run served as more than half of the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder's rushing production on the afternoon. He also caught three passes for 39 yards and a score. Through three games, Hicks has rushed for 225 yards and five touchdowns.
Sep 17 - 5:24 PM

TCU sports information director Mark Cohen said that redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill was making a sign language gesture and not a throat-slash in Saturday's double-overtime loss to Arkansas.

Hill appeared to pull off ye olde throat slash after scoring the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's wild loss to Arkansas. He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after the gesture. Per Cohen, this appears to just be a case of mistaken intent. Cohen told NBC's Newy Scruggs that the 6-foot-1, 215-pound redshirt junior was actually just making the sign language gesture for "rising kings."
Sep 12 - 2:53 PM

TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin totaled 262 yards between receiving and kick returns in Saturday's 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas.

No touchdowns for Turpin, but it was otherwise a sparkling performance for the 5-foot-9, 152-pound speedster. He caught seven passes for 126 yards (18 yards per reception) while racking up 136 yards on four kick returns. After Arkansas tied the contest at 28-all near the end of the fourth quarter, Turpin almost managed to break the subsequent kickoff for a touchdown. As is, he set the Horned Frogs up deep in Razorback territory. Arkansas would block their attempt at a game-winning field goal to push the game into overtime. Turpin's versatility makes him a prime fantasy contributor, particularly in leagues that reward individual points for return yardage and touchdowns.
Sep 10 - 11:28 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill completed 36-of-56 passes for 377 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for two scores in Saturday's 41-38 double-overtime loss to Arkansas.

Hill accumulated his passing yardage through volume more than efficiency. It was his rushing prowess that truly stood out in the tough defeat. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder led the Horned Frogs with 93 yards rushing on 15 carries. Both of his ground scores came in the fourth quarter, the latter of which pushed TCU to a 28-20 lead with just over two minutes remaining. Arkansas would push back and eventually secure the win in double-overtime. Through two games, Trill has already thrown for 816 yards. He is well on his way to an impressive offensive campaign.
Sep 10 - 11:19 PM

TCU redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill completed 33-of-49 passes for 439 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 45 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 59-41 win over South Dakota State.

HC Gary Patterson is probably having a chat with his defense as we speak, but no such complaints about the offense. Hill transitioned into the Horned Frog attack well and opened up the game in the second half, when he accounted for four of his five total touchdowns. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder could post huge numbers for fantasy owners in this system.
Sep 4 - 1:24 AM

TCU named redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill the starter.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder staved off spirited challenger sophomore Foster Sawyer for the right to become Trevone Boykin's heir. Last seen getting benched and then run out of Texas A&M in 2014, Hill nonetheless posted incredible numbers while on the field. Before getting yanked that fall, he had thrown for 2,649 yards and 23 touchdowns on 66.7 percent passing. The man known as Kenny Trill ran the Horned Frogs’ scout team last year, so you can bet he's well-versed in TCU's schema. A four-star recruit and the son of former Texas Rangers' pitcher Ken Hill, Kenny Hill was the 2012 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and 5A Offensive Player of the Year.
Aug 25 - 7:52 PM

TCU has extended the contract of Gary Patterson through the 2022 season.

It is an easy decision, as Patterson is one of the best coaches in the country. It took two seasons for TCU to find their place in the Big-12, going 7-6 and 4-8 as a new member. Since then Patterson and TCU have produced 12-1 and 11-2 seasons. TCU opens this season against South Dakota State on August 3.
Aug 9 - 10:46 AM

The Dallas Morning News believes TCU freshman RB Sewo Olonilua "may have an opportunity to fill in at running back in spots" this fall.

The four-star athlete enrolled early and participated in spring practices. A physical power back with good athleticism, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Olonilua is competing with Kyle Hicks and Michigan transfer Derrick Green to become TCU's top running back. Olonilua was actually hoping to play a hybrid money 'backer position with the Frogs, alternating between defensive back and linebacker, but for now Gary Patterson will keep him in the backfield. Because of Olonilua's size and athleticism, Patterson evoked the signing of Jerry Hughes on signing day. Like Hughes, Olonilua was a stud prep running back who projects to several positions. "We’re going to see where he grows into," Patterson said on signing day. "He may be a tailback five years from now. He may be something else."
Aug 6 - 11:23 AM

TCU HC Gary Patterson indicated that senior edge rusher James McFarland (toe) "looks as good as he's ever seen him," according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Carlos A. Mendez.

Last season, TCU was hit hard by injury on defense in August, with McFarland serving as one casualty to the rigors of the sport after he broke his toe. That injury sidelined him for the entirety of the 2015 campaign, but back in 2014, the 6-foot-3, 255-pounder paced TCU with seven sacks to go with 41 tackles (12 for loss), an interception and three fumble recoveries. Barring another injury, he should be ready to roll when TCU kicks off against South Dakota State on September 3.
Aug 3 - 2:28 PM

As of 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, the NCAA is allowing coaches to retweet Twitter posts of their recruits.

Coaches aren't allowed to comment on the posts, but can at least retweet or like them as an indication of their ongoing recruitment. The result: A flood of retweets, including over 100 from the account of TCU HC Gary Patterson. The actual Gary Patterson, not just an underling controlling his account. According to ESPN's Jeremy Crabtree, Patterson spent last night on a retweeting storm in his office after the NCAA's allowance came through. Patterson subsequently retweeted Crabtree's report. We live in a beautiful world.
Aug 1 - 2:11 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson expects a healthy competition between redshirt junior QB Kenny Hill and redshirt sophomore QB Foster Sawyer this August.

Predictably, Patterson declined to show his full hand at Big 12 Media Days. "I thought they [both] improved this spring," he said, later adding that he "thought they had a great summer." He was particularly impressed by Hill's conditioning and shape considering the fact that the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder sat out last season due to NCAA transfer regulations. When asked when he might name a starter, Patterson said, "I don't know. We will have to see."
Source: OU Daily
Jul 23 - 7:09 PM


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