The Frogs’ regular season is done, but they continue to climb the polls despite the lack of games.
TCU moved from No. 14 in the BCS to No. 11 after this weekend’s off week, and the rumor mill about which bowl game the Frogs will be playing in is churning.
According to an e-mail sent by associate director of bands Brian Youngblood to all members of the marching band at 11:58 a.m. Monday, the band was preparing to head to San Diego to play in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Director of athletic media relations Mark Cohen said TCU has not yet accepted a bid to a bowl game.
“Nothing has been determined yet,” Cohen said. “San Diego is just one of the possibilities.”
Youngblood said in the e-mail, “We have been told to prepare a travel plan and budget for the Poinsettia San Diego Bowl on the 23rd @ 7:00 p.m. We will depart via charted jet on morning of 21st & return on the morn of the 24th.”
But in a phone interview Monday afternoon, Youngblood said the band will be preparing for the bowls in both San Diego and Las Vegas.
“There is not any definite (information),” Youngblood said. “What we are is more sure for San Diego than we are for Las Vegas. Tonight at our meeting, we are going to put together budgets and itineraries for both games.”
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will be 7 p.m. Dec. 23, and the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl will be 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
– Sports editor Billy Wessels