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  1. 22 points

    Cancer Free!

    Just did both bone scan and chest CT and all are clear! My son is officially in remission! His central line is being removed on Monday afternoon and he is very much looking forward to take a real shower for the first time in 8 months! He's slowly getting his energy back and that can be a bit frustrating at times, but he's looking forward to going back to college at the end of January and getting on with his life. Thanks to everyone for their continued prayers, good wishes, and general support. Someone was saying to me earlier today that, even if you are not religious, it's helps to believe in the power of collective positive energy. We have felt that and it has made a big difference in our lives. This is the best and only Christmas present I will ever need.
  2. 21 points

    Really, really good news

    For those of you who have been following my son's cancer treatment, both the chest CT and bone scan came back and he is cancer free! The doctors think they want to do 2 more courses of chemo, which should get us done right at the beginning of November. We can handle that knowing that there is still no sign of metastasis 6 months since they first found the tumor. Every 3 months is going to be a roller coaster, with us holding our breath for scan results, but right now we are celebrating the news. He's working on his application to go back to college in January and he just saw his old boss who told him he has a job to come back to once he is better. It's so awesome to see him excited about the future. Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers and support. It's meant the world to know that people I don't know would pray for my son.
  3. 16 points
    The Founders

    Glasnost and Killerfrogs

    We appreciate the conversations that have occurred on both boards today and the spirit of reconciliation behind them. The story of how TheFrogHorn came to be is much more complicated than has been portrayed, but we have no interest in rehashing old wounds. From the beginning the Founders have embraced the idea that the TCU online community is enhanced by having more options rather than less, and a spirit of cooperation rather than competition. To that end, we have always had links to the other boards at the top and welcome discussion around content found elsewhere. The bottom line is that we like what we have here, and we are grateful for all of you that have joined us. If Killerfrogs wants to remove all of the bannings and filter insults, our members will be able to enjoy both sites as we have always encouraged them to. If anyone from Killerfrogs wants to join us at one of our tailgates next season, we will gladly share a beer and brisket together. We have never been in search of a fight, just an open, respectful environment for TCU fans to share their passion. Some days we succeed at this better than others, but we hope that everyone is enjoying the ride.
  4. 16 points
    The Founders

    Scott Nix

    We were shocked and saddened to hear that Scott Nix passed away last night. Our prayers are with his family and those who were close to him. While it's true that we obviously had our differences with Scott, we are mindful that he is one of the primary reasons we are all here. Almost all of us here experienced years of joy and pain together following TCU on killerfrogs.com, and we thank Scott for the effort and resources he put into running that site. He helped create a virtual home for Frogs from all over the world. Although we ended up going in different direction with The Frog Horn, we know that Scott's love for TCU was obvious and abundant. The Horned Frog community has lost one of its most ardent fans.
  5. 16 points
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  7. 12 points
    Luke Chisolm

    Glasnost and Killerfrogs

    Frognaddies, numerous posters have asked you to let it go. Whatever slight you think happened, it's not nearly as big as you're making it out to be. If you can't let it go, then maybe it's time for you to go to a place where you can be happy. I can assure you, the rest of us are perfectly happy here.
  8. 12 points

    Glasnost and Killerfrogs

    I'm here by choice. I was part of the second great exodus and was banned not because of anything I said over there, just simply because I posted over here and suggested that we encourage other frog fans to check out this site. That was the whole of my transgressions. Then I received some disturbing emails from Scott that had my husband ready to get in the car and drive all the way to Texas to have a chat with him. I've popped ever there from time to time and will have to check out this thread everyone is referring to. But the truth is this site just fits me better. I really have no tolerance for internet tough guys, folks who want to re-create their middle school cliques, or people who just like to create drama for the sake of drama. I'd like to think of myself as an adult and prefer spending time with others that feel the same. I get that here. Realize this site may not be to everyone's taste and that's OK. After all these years, it's really time for the drama to end.
  9. 12 points

    Sawyer Starting

    Nothing to lose. Let's go play some ball.
  10. 12 points
    Horny Toad

    Well I got my one year ban

    Don't worry, your time is coming... First they banned the Female Feminists and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Female Feminist. Then they quietly banned the Outspoken Posters, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't aware. Then they banned the Bi-Bordials, and I didn't speak out because they didn't know my dual screen names. Then they banned me, and there was no one left to speak for me but Roddog and his clones, but his mouth was full of fried chicken.
  11. 11 points
    There are a lot of unsavory things about college football. It can and does chew up and spit out a lot of young lives for the sake of ad revenue.But speaking for myself, I couldn't be a fan of a team if I didn't truly believe that its players are better off for having played there. There are a lot of programs where that isn't true, but I've never had any doubt about Gary Patterson and TCU. I've watched the Frogs' slow climb to greatness for 14 years, and I went to Pasadena, and as proud as I was on that glorious day, I've never been prouder to be a TCU fan than the day of Coach P's press conference after Casey's DWI. He said that there were more important things than wins and losses. He said it was supposed to be about the kids. And his actions backed up his words. And in case you didn't notice, it was announced that every single one of the seniors introduced at the Senior Day ceremonies yesterday either has earned or will earn a degree by the end of this year. There are other great coaches out there that do it right. Bill Snyder comes to mind. But our guy has built a program that you can be a fan of without having to compromise your principles. Baylor can compromise. We don't have to. Go Frogs.
  12. 11 points
    old scribe

    Did some figgering....

    It's no problem to figure out what's wrong with the Frogs...look at the other posts on here, much less what folks are saying on Scout, Rivals and KFC (they are ready to lynch everyone from the regents down to the student trainers). Okay. So how did the Frogs fall into this pothole? It may go to sheer numbers. Look at this year's lineup. Then look at what we would have anticipated being this year's lineup (especially in the OL) two years back. In 2011 (when TCU had a pretty good year and looked forward to 2 more seasons of Pachall passing and Boyce catching, etc.) you saw that there were a bunch of good OL prospects who were sophs or redshirt freshmen (Fabuluje, Mike Thompson, Wellington, Tausch, Dunbar, Horn) who were getting to learn while Kyle Dooley, Blaize Foltz, Fry and Olson (all seasoned juniors and seniors) started. A problem? Hey, just plug TE Robert Deck in at tackle and move along. But by 2012, Fabuluje was a starter, Tausch played quite a bit but Thompson was hurt, Dunbar was a books casualty, Wellington disappeared and Horn was long gone in the weed raid. Now Fabuluje is gone, Thompson is through and that's why we see so many sophomores (Vaitai, Collins, Hunt, Naff ) and even a freshman (Morris) having to step in early, ready or not. Learning on the job can be difficult. In all, 14 guys from the 2009 recruiting class are unavailable now, one way or another. Five from that class are playing or started the year playing-- Dunbar, Waymon James, Pachall, Wooldridge and Tausch. They are all 5th year men. Not many seniors on this squad. The next year's class (2010) has eight members currently playing. Five of that year's bright recruits are gone via injuries (Matt Anderson, Ethan Grant, David Johnson, Blake Roberts and Michael Thompson). There is talent in that group. Three more are gone for other reasons (Wellington, Antonio Graves and Travaras Battle). As a result of this unusual amount of attrition (weed raid, lotsa injuries, some grade problems, etc.) the present lineup shows 3 seniors starting on defense, one of whom (Verrett) came from junior college and one (Koontz) walked on. On offense there are 4 seniors playing...that's not 4 starting, that's 4 of the top 22. I will not point fingers. There were surely recruiting mistakes made (there always are), but no one counted on the weed raid or a plethora of injuries, many of them career-ending. The bright side is that all these guys from the 2011-12-13 recruiting classes (guys like Vaitai and Gilbert and Catalon and (yes) Boykin and Matthews and Porter and Slanina and Luper and Lathan and mcFarland and Hunter and Pierson and Lewis and Lawson and Fields and perhaps Dawson and Sam Carter and Hackett and Kevin White and Derrick Kindred) are not only talented but by now are experienced and will be moreso in 2014. In case you didn't notice, 12 of those I just mentioned are on defense. It ain't all doom and gloom, but it does require patience and a little luck.
  13. 11 points
    Four months and seven days ago, our Founders brought forth in this bandwith a new fan board, conceived without trolls, and dedicated to the open, respectful exchange of ideas among fans and friends of TCU. Now we are engaged in a great exodus from another site, testing whether that fan board, or any fan board so conceived and so dedicated, can maintain sufficient bandwidth without having pledge drives with tote bags. We are met in a thread of that exodus. We have come to dedicate a portion of that thread as the final resting place for those who elsewhere gave their fan board memberships that freedom might live. It is altogether fiting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this thread. The brave men and women, suspended or banned, who struggled there, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did there. It is for us, the Horned Frog nation, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought there have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored banned we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these fans shall not have been banned in vain -- that this fan board, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that fandom of the members, by the members, for the members, shall not perish from the earth.
  14. 11 points

    Texas game

  15. 11 points
    Vlade Divac

    An Exodus?

  16. 10 points
    Newbomb Turk

    Glasnost and Killerfrogs

    "We've chosen to stop actively adding floor sweepings to our sausage. If you're still finding floor sweepings in our sausage, let our owner know. Feel free to come back and buy our sausage."
  17. 10 points

    2015 Recruiting class analysis

    So another one in the books (except for a possible addition of Terrell Chatman) for the staff and here is a quick analysis of this signing class. Biggest areas of need in order: Linebacker, safety, cornerback and defensive line. How did they fill those spots: Linebacker: they bring in Alec Dunham at the OLB position and Mike Freeze and Semaj Thomas at MLB. All three have decent size and should be able to contribute right away but Thomas looks like he is the most division 1 ready of the bunch. Freeze is here for the spring and could develop quickly after missing his senior year with injuries. Alec Dunham http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484492 Mike Freeze http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484495 Semaj Thomas http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484512 Safety: Nico Small was the Texas 6A Defensive Player of the Year, a little undersized but very quick and tackles well, Arico Evans played mostly at QB for Hillcrest but a tremendous athlete and at 6-2/190 has good size for the position, and Montrel Wilson 6-3/198 is another big, athletic defensive back. All three must learn the system quickly but should be able to step in early. Nico Small http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484508 Arico Evans http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484493 Montrel Wilson http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484514 Cornerback: Deshawn Raymond was a huge get for the staff beating out LSU at the end. Already enrolled he brings great size and quickness to the position for the frogs. Jeff Gladney may be the most athletic of the bunch playing mostly at RB and WR on offense and CB on defense for New Boston, great size and speed. Julius Lewis is another extremely quick athlete and played both RB & DB. Jeff Gladney http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484497 Julius Lewis http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1742309/highlights/230759375 DeShawn Raymond http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484506 Defensive line: Breylin Mitchell may be the most underrated recruit in this class and at 6-4/255 with good quickness will match well with 6-5/220 Tipa Galea'i at DE. Galea'i is incredibly quick but needs to develop both leg strength and upper body strength, however Commer should already be on it. Joe Broadnax at 6-0/305 is a Chucky Hunter redo, tremendous quickness for his size and reads the plays well. Breylin Mitchell http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484503 Joeseph Broadnax http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484490 Tipa Galea'i http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484496 Other: The highlight of this class is the receiver group they bring in, a nice mixture of speed and size, bit if the can seal the deal soon with Terrell Chatman they may have the best group of freshman receivers in the Big 12 and one of the best in the country. Also though not a big need for 2016, C Jozie Milton looks like the replacement they need in the future for Joey Hunt. Great size for the position and will have time to develop. Also on the offensive line they bring on Big Dave Bolisomi from Allen and Sam Awolope who stuck to the Frogs though chased hard late by Texas. KaVontae Turpin is a speedster with tremendous moves and has a highlight reel video that is impressive. He could get some early playing time as a returner for the frogs. KeVontae Turpin http://www.gofrogs.com/collegesportslive/?media=484513 The misses: Even though grades are an issue, losing J.F. Thomas late hurt, but not closing on DT Daylon Mack or JUCO linebacker Jonah Moi really hurt. Both of these players would have played early and filled key positions of need, especially Moi (went to Oregon). Overall a very good class that fills some key position needs and has some tremendous athletes. A typical Patterson class that has kids who want to be at TCU and willing to work hard. The class Alec Dunham OLB 6-1 213 Coldspring, Texas Coldspring-Oakhurst HS  Mike Freeze LB 6-3 220 Graham, Texas Graham HS  DeShawn Raymond CB 6-1 180 Metairie, La. East Jefferson HS  Niko Small S 5-10 187 Arlington, Texas Bowie HS  Arico Evans S 6-2 190 Dallas, Texas Hillcrest HS  Tony James WR 5-10 165 Arlington, Texas Bowie HS  Semaj Thomas LB 6-2 225 Fort Worth, Texas Southwest HS  David Bolisomi OT 6-6 290 Denton, Texas Denton Ryan HS  Jarrison Stewart WR 5-11 177 Mesquite, Texas Horn HS  Cordel Iwuagwu OL 6-3 290 Houston, Texas Westfield HS  Tre'Vontae Hights WR 6-3 180 Yoakum, Texas Yoakum HS  KaVontae Turpin WR 5-9 165 Monroe, La. Neville, HS  Julius Lewis CB 5-10 170 Mansfield, Texas Mansfield HS  Tipa Galea'i DE 6-5 220 Euless, Texas Trinity HS  Jozie Milton C 6-2 310 Clinton, La. Silliman Institute  Sam Awolope OT 6-6 265 Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Marshall HS  Jeff Gladney CB 6-0 175 New Boston, Texas New Boston HS  Breylin Mitchell DE 6-4 255 Round Rock, Texas Round Rock HS  Montrel Wilson S 6-3 198 Keller, Texas Fossil Ridge HS  Joseph Broadnax DT 6-0 305 Dallas, Texas Bryan Adams HS  Jaelan Austin WR 6-0 192 Grand Prairie, Texas South Grand Prairie HS
  18. 10 points
    The Founders

    100,000 posts!

    The Frog Horn just rolled past the 100,000 posts mark! We are grateful for everyone who has joined in our fun here. Here's to the next 100,000!
  19. 10 points
    Luke Chisolm

    The rest of the season...

    Is all about Casey Pachall for me. I'm looking forward to every snap regardless of the outcome of the games. I'm not sure exactly why, but he's the most compelling TCU player to watch, for me, since LT. That's not to say he's the greatest, just the most interesting. There's an edgy, gunslinger quality to him, he's tough as nails and seems to have the ability to dig really deep to find something extra when he needs it. He also seems to have good command of what's going on out there, and isn't afraid to get on a teammate when he's not doing the job. Instead of worrying about wins or losses, start times, fans in the seats, offensive coordinator replacements, the +4 or the quality of wi-fi, I'm just going to sit back and enjoy watching the final couple of chapters of his career.
  20. 10 points

    An Exodus?

  21. 9 points
    In honor of the man, the myth, the legend....and the greatest post in the history of message boards.....
  22. 9 points

    The Meltdown Thread

    Where are the damn filters???? Ohh, that's right. We don't censor cause we're not little bitches.
  23. 9 points

    Frog Horn

    Any sports medium that prohibits old scribe from posting forfeits a goodly source of insight, wisdom and wit.
  24. 9 points
    First Tee Frog

    TCU Women's Golf recruit

    For the class of 2032. Miss Callie Jean Martin aka mini first tee frog arrived this morning at 8:32
  25. 9 points
    Horny Toad

    TCU/Tech X & O question

    Short answer: It depends on the scheme and coverage and where the primary receiver is coming from. Could be the CB, LB, S, or even DE. Long answer: If you're in a zone coverage it's going to depend on who has the under zone, generally a CB or LB, and possibly a DE. Generally, if it's a slot receiver/RB/TE as the primary target, receiving the ball while running from the QB, then the CB will have outside responsibility and acts as contain, trying to beat the block and either string out the play to the sideline or force it back inside to pursuit. The S is responsible for shedding the inside block and maintaining interior contain. A DE or LB will be responsible for "crashing the zone" and tracking down the receiver. The exact position depends upon the coaches preference based upon scheme or personnel. If you're in Man, then it's dependent upon who the primary receiver is and your particular matchups. Generally, the CB will take the outside WR, a S takes the inside receiver and a LB/nickel back may be on the closest receiver to the OL if there are trips. Typically, there will be a type of banjo coverage (bracket coverage) on these formations with defenders assigned a lane and given coverage on whichever receiver ends up in their lane. This helps to avoid confusion with stems/crosses right off the LOS. In a banjo coverage, the S/LB will generally be responsible for the receiver on the bubble screen, with the same CB contain responsibilities on the outside. If a coach is running a lot of bubble/tunnel screens, and you feel confident in the recognition skills of your secondary you may institute a deep/shallow banjo approach and the CB will pass off the deep receiver to the deep man(generally a S, but sometimes another CB) and assume responsibility for the shallow receiver. Your DE/LB is still responsible for pursuing the bubble screen, but that will vary on the particular play call. If you're running a zone/man hybrid, all of the above may apply.