This week marks the beginning of the 2008 season for TCU, SMU and UNT. Earlier today, TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson met with the media as a part of the Horned Frogs’ Reporting Day. Among the things that Patterson talked about was the last minute addition of Atoine Hicks and the Texas heat. The high temperature at DFW Airport on Sunday, August 3rd, was 107 degrees. The Frogs will have their first practice on Monday, August 4th at 4 PM. TCU will also host their annual “Meet the Frogs” on August 23rd beginning with Inflatable Games at 10 AM. There will be an opportunity to meet players, coaches, cheerleaders and showgirls along with free posters and player trading cards. To find out more about “Meet the Frogs,” visit GoFrogs.com.
In Denton, TX, UNT players report for the first practice of 2008 also on Monday, August 4th. One of the interesting things in which the Mean Green website is doing is blogging the two-a-days workouts. If you really want to know what is going at each practice during the next couple of weeks, you can log on to MeanGreenSports.com and follow the live blog. That’s right, I said live. Blogging begins at 7 PM Monday. Check it out.
The Mustangs begin practice on Monday too. SMU will begin practices for the 2008 season beginning at 9:30 AM. Players report on Sunday, and the June Jones era will begin. Fans are welcome to watch practices, but they are asked to watch from behind the “fence for practices on Pettus and from the stands for workouts held in the stadium.” Jones will usher in a new era of “Pony Express”–by air.