Horned Frogs open season in unique position

first_imgTwitter Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU safety Michael Downing holds part of the Peach Bowl trophy after the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA football game against Mississippi, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Atlanta. TCU won 42-3. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip Grant McGalliard Facebook Linkedin Previous articleTCU Football: Breaking down the defenseNext articleTCU players to watch Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Twitter printLast season, TCU climbed the college football rankings in a hurry after starting the season languishing in unranked territory.This year, all the Horned Frogs have to do is hold on.Nearly every major poll has TCU ranked as the No. 2 team in the country, behind the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes (OSU). While OSU received every first place vote in the Associated Press poll, the Frogs snagged a solitary first place vote in the USA Today coaches’ poll.The Frogs are the highest ranked team in both Texas and the entire Big 12 Conference. The Baylor Bears come in at No. 4 in both the AP and coaches’ polls, and the Oklahoma Sooners are the only other Big 12 team featured in the rankings, hovering around the No. 18 spot.It’s a unique position for the Frogs, although it’s one that head coach Gary Patterson is addressing in typical “Coach P” fashion.“It’s all great and fine,” Patterson said at Big 12 Media Days this summer, “but it’s kind of like winning any awards. You can put them all in the closet because it doesn’t mean anything to anybody anymore when we play Minnesota.”Still, the high preseason ranking has caused a shift in the way Patterson and his coaching staff motivate the team. Quarterback Trevone Boykin said that the Frogs have been forced to update their motto.“Our motto has changed from prove them wrong to prove them right,” Boykin said. “Last year coming off a 4-8 season they told us what we didn’t have and what we couldn’t do. We knew we had a ton of talent. It was all about the mindset.”Making school historyThe No. 2 ranking is only the third time TCU has ever been ranked higher than third.The undefeated 1938 national champion team under Dutch Meyer finished the year ranked first in the AP poll. Over 70 years later, the Rose Bowl-winning 2010-11 team ended the year ranked No. 2.The national championship that the Frogs claimed in 1935 occurred before season-ending rankings were instituted.The 2010-11 team began the year ranked No. 6, and although TCU went undefeated that year, they were shut out of the BCS National Championship Game.This year, if the Frogs can go without a loss, they’ll more than likely find themselves in prime position to earn the third national championship in school history.A dissenting opinion While most voter polls have the Frogs in line for one of the final four playoff spots, one college football analyst thinks that TCU shouldn’t rest on its laurels just yet.Bill Connelly, who has written for advanced statistical football analysis sites like Football Outsiders, has TCU ranked at No. 6 in his 128-team rankings for SBNation.Connelly said in a phone interview on Monday that while he believes the Frogs have the potential to be just as good of a team as anyone else in college football, their results last year lacked consistency.“TCU’s issue last year was that when they were good they were phenomenal, but they had some less than impressive results,” Connelly said. “I don’t trust the offense as much as others do.”Connelly also said that TCU benefitted from an unusually large amount of luck last year, which factored into his statistics-based rankings. For example, the Frogs recovered six out of nine fumbles in the last-second win against West Virginia, a recovery rate that is almost unheard of.“It can make you seem like a clutch team, winning a bunch of close games, but sometimes that’s just luck,” Connelly said. “Still, just because they were lucky one year doesn’t mean they won’t be lucky the next.”The back-loaded schedule for the Frogs, which can give a young defensive backfield or linebacker corps time to improve before the meaty part of the schedule, may be their biggest saving grace.“They’re going to be inconsistent early on defense,” Connelly said. “The schedule will help the offense pick up the slack until the TCU defense looks like the TCU defense again.” + posts ReddIt Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct ReddIt Facebook Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ Grant McGalliardhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grant-mcgalliard/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

PREMIUMRampant violations despite e-ticketing as motorcyclists get notification days later

first_imgLinkedin Google Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account New technology aimed at curbing traffic offenses is having but a limited impact on roads of the capital. The Jakarta Police have revealed that motorcyclists still often violate traffic rules despite an electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) system in place since Feb. 1.Traffic police law enforcement head Sr. Adj. Comr. Fahri Siregar said 502 traffic violations had been registered from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3. That number was divided into three types of wrongdoing: riding on busway lanes, disregarding traffic signs and not wearing helmets.“Even though we implemented the e-ticketing system at the start of this month, there are motorcyclists who still violate traffic rules,” Fahri told The Jakarta Post at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Tuesday.Fahri explained that those violations had been caught by 45 surveillance cameras installed on three major roads, namely Jl. MH Thamr… e-ticketing motorcycle-taxi ojek-driver Jakarta-police Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal’s FA Cup glory hands Mourinho’s Spurs heavy Euro blow

first_imgArsenal winning the FA Cup has hit North London rival Tottenham’s new season plans. The Daily Mail says Mikel Arteta bagged his first trophy as Gunners boss with a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-inspired 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Wembley – landing the north Londoners a spot UEFA’s second-tier competition next season. Wolves were the big losers having been reliant on a Chelsea victory for qualification, while Jose Mourinho will also be fuming as extra match-days were added to his fixture list upon Anthony Taylor’s full-time whistle.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All? read also:Lampard blasts Chelsea stars after FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal Tottenham will have to win three qualifying rounds to even enter next season’s Europa League group stages, with the likes of Kazakh side FC Kaisar and Andorran outfit Santa Coloma potential opponents. The first match is scheduled for September 17, just five days into the 2020-21 season, meaning Mourinho will already have an additional complicating factor in his team selection for Premier League games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Olympia’s Saturday Drop-off Site for Recycling Closes After November 18

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaOlympia’s Saturday Drop-off Site, located at 1000 10th Avenue SE, is closing for the season. If you have fall leaves, yard debris or scrap metal to dispose of, bring them to the site between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 18, 2017. The site will close for the season at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 18, and will reopen the first Saturday in March, 2018.Recycling Still Available During the WeekendCity of Olympia Recycling Customers may continue to bring extra recycling during the off-season. Our acceptance list is the same as your curbside recycling:Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs and bucketsMixed paper and cardboardAluminum Cans, tin cans and potsGlass jars and bottlesNo plastic bags, garbage bags or plastic wrapFees and RatesThere is no fee for recycling or scrap metal disposal. The cost for yard and wood waste vary, depending on volume and the type of material you bring. Customers are required to unload their own vehicles, so bring only what you can physically handle. Visit olympiawa.gov/satdropoff for more information.last_img read more