Prediction – TCU won’t lead the NCAA in defense for four straight years. Questions about the replacements in the secondary have been answered. Underneath coverage is serviceable, but when you get behind the linebackers and well into the secondary, TCU doesn't appear to have the speed to lock onto receivers and shut them down in man-to-man coverage.
I can’t say the secondary is completely blameless. Let’s give Baylor some credit. Baylor is fast,
What are the positive takeaways from the game? Well, when the offense scores 48 points, I would say that’s a positive and should always result in a win. TCU’s offense appears balanced. Pachall doesn’t have
He didn’t do it alone. The runners ran hard, the receivers played a good game, and the refurbished offensive line played well enough to get the job done. Patterson had the right strategy on offense. Even the seemingly low production second and third quarters were not as bad as they may seem if you take into account the couple of drives that resulted in missed field goals from makeable distances. TCU moved the ball all night. On a hot night in
The question I have before declaring the strength of this year’s TCU team as the offense is, Baylor’s defense, unlike TCU’s defense, is still just . . . suspect.
The real strength of this team, and what will keep them in games and, I predict, win plenty of the rest, is the one strength that can never be underestimated. They abhor losing. They expect to win. Their spinal fluid is saturated with "we’re supposed to win." So they will win. That’s football.