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Thursday Links O' War: October 24th, 2013

Lots out there today talking about TCU/Texas, including defensive previews and positive thoughts... And volleyball lost.

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

TCU Upended by Oklahoma - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
In front of a sold-out crowd, the TCU volleyball team fell just short to Oklahoma 3-2 (16-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 9-15), in a five-set thriller at the University Recreation Center Wednesday night.

Notes On A Scorecard - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte discusses the hot topics around the Horned Frogs.

Verrett Named Lott Trophy Quarterfinalist - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU All-America cornerback Jason Verrett has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy.

Rushing numbers will be key in Texas Longhorns TCU Horned Frogs game - ESPN
Each week, we team up with the ESPN Stats and Info crew to dig into the numbers that matter most and find three statistics which could make a big difference on Saturday. Here are the numbers to remember going into Texas’ trip to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on TCU.

TCU Horned Frogs 4-2-5 defense primer - Burnt Orange Nation
For TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson, the development of his 4-2-5 defense has become his calling card and represents a significant contribution to defensive strategy as more and more teams have to consistently defend spread offenses and play nickel defenses.

Gary Patterson impressed by changes in Texas’ defense | Dallas Morning News
Great offenses permeate the Big 12, but TCU head coach Gary Patterson knows that great defenses win championships.

TCU notes: Texas’ defensive turnaround starts up front | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News...
No defense was more maligned than Texas’ three weeks into the season.