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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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Patterson hopes arcade will add edge to recruiting

The new players lounge adds an edge to TCU’s recruiting game.

TCU Football latest recruitment tool isn’t on the field or in the locker room. 

The Huffman Football Center offers athletes a place to relax and hang out with teammates.

Golden Tee, Pac-Man and Iron Man pinball–just a few of the games in the new arcade that might change the future of TCU football recruiting.

The announcement came out right before National Signing Day, which might have helped any of the recruits that were on the fence.

Inside are games including basketball double shot and Foosball. The Huffman also features theater-like seating in front of several flatscreen TVs.

“It’s hard with who we’re recruiting against,” said coach Gary Patterson. Of the 2017 Texas Football Recruits, The Top-10 opted to play college ball almost anywhere but the Big 12.“We have to do a better job as schools in the state of Texas in how we keep them,” Patterson said.

The new addition benefits both future and current members of TCU Football.

“The arcade is great for our team’s chemistry,” said player Grayson Muehlstein. “It’s a place where we can relax and have some fun spending time with teammates.”

TCU Football tweeted about the new arcade:

Beyond recruiting, Patterson increased the Frogs’ competitive edge by hiring former California head coach Sonny Dykes as an offensive analyst. Dykes can’t interact with the players; his purpose is to critique performance and help with TCU’s game plan and watching tape– giving the frogs additional coaching manpower as they prepare for the upcoming season.

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