New team, new city, new addition to his family and a new lease on life. Former TCU football great talks about life during his annual Camp LT visit in Fort Worth.
Two-time All-American and national champion Sam Baugh ’37 helped revolutionize college football’s forward pass, bringing national acclaim to a tiny and struggling TCU. Eight decades later, he remains the Frogs’ greatest athlete ever — and maybe the NFL’s too — but football was only half his story. A movie star, coach and rancher, Sam was every bit a Texas legend.
On the field, the Frogs were all business, limiting San Diego State to 31 yards rushing on Nov. 18. That stout defense was the trend all season, as TCU ranked as high as third nationally against the run. It helped carry the team to a second-place finish in the Mountain West and the program’s
It’s been 50 years since Ol’ Swivel Hips Jim Swink ’57 galloped on the TCU gridiron. We say he still should have won the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He says he doesn’t know what he’s missing and that suits him just fine.
By the time you read this, Head Coach Gary Patterson could be 0-2 in his first two starts for the Frogs. Or the Cornhuskers could be 0-1 for the first time in a long time. Neither outcome alters the gameplan of the 2001 Horned Frogs.
It may be his first head coaching job, but the Frogs’ 29th gridiron boss has the coaching business.
TCU makes strong Heisman campaign for halfback LaDainian “LT” Tomlinson.