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Links O' War: Thursday September 12th, 2013

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Texas Tech v. TCU: The battle of niche coaches - The Big Mac Blog
Gary Patterson and Kliff Kingsbury both have fallen into a niche that is marketable, profitable, and something that resonates in their respective fan bases, and potential recruits.

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.

Volleyball Sweeps Up North Texas - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
The TCU volleyball team opened its 2013 home slate with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) sweep of North Texas Wednesday evening inside the University Rec Center.

Who to watch: TCU vs. Texas Tech | TCU 360
After beating Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, the Horned Frogs have a short week to prepare for their game against Texas Tech on Thursday night. Texas Tech comes into the matchup with a 2-0 record after racking up an average of 453 yards passing in its first two games against SMU and Stephen F. Austin (SFA). Here's who to watch...

Frogs want to make statement against Red Raiders | TCU 360
TCU has a simple goal when it takes on Texas Tech in Lubbock on Thursday night: to send a message.

Carlton: Players, fans eager to see how Tech fares in showcase vs. Frogs | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
Micah Awe has been waging an internal battle with anticipation for a few days now. He wasn’t alone. For the sophomore linebacker and for Texas Tech fans, Thursday simply could not arrive soon enough. Tech will be hosting No. 24 TCU on ESPN, a potential showcase for Kliff Kingsbury and his program.

Prediction: Texas Tech-TCU will be an instant classic | College Sports Blog
This is the start of TCU’s preseason dream to win the Big 12 Championship. Games against LSU and Southeastern Louisiana had no impact on the goal.

Big 12 showdown pits Horned Frogs against Red Raiders | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sport...
Lone Star State rivals are set for a Thursday night battle, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders play host to the 24th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs in Big 12 Conference action from Jones AT&T Stadium.

No. 24 TCU's defense to give Tx Tech 1st true test | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sports N...
Baker Mayfield showed his scrambling and throwing talents in the Red Raiders first two games against lesser programs' defenses.

Tech vs. TCU matchups | Red Raiders
When Texas Tech runs Texas Tech would like to get its slow-starting running game going with Kenny Williams and DeAndre Washington needing to pick up the pace. To do that, C Jared Kaster and OGs Alfredo Morales and James Polk have to shove second-team all-Big 12 DT Chucky Hunter out of the hole. Hunter suffered a right leg injury last week against Southeastern Louisiana, but is expected to play. Tech QB Baker Mayfield is more than willing to run, making for a tougher assignment for LBs Jonathan Anderson and Marcus Mallet. Advantage: TCU.

TCU threatens Tech's home turf | Red Raiders
The homefield edge for which Texas Tech was known for much of the last decade went away during the Tommy Tuberville era.The last three seasons, in Big 12 Conference home games, the Red Raiders were 3-8.A new year and a new coaching staff gives Tech a chance to reverse course, though the opponent and the circumstances for the Red Raiders’ conference opener add up to no easy assignment.Tech (2-0) hosts No. 24 TCU (1-1) at 6:30 p.m. today after a short preparation week.

TCU’s Trevone Boykin returns at QB with more confidence | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports New...
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin gave up Twitter to become a better quarterback. Or that’s what TCU coach Gary Patterson implied, at least.

TCU vs. Texas Tech: Five Questions with longtime Red Raiders beat writer Don Williams | Dalla...
TCU’s first ever Big 12 Conference game didn’t exactly come with a ton of excitement. The Horned Frogs played at Kansas in the second week of the 2012 season and won easily, if sloppily, in Lawrence. The Jayhawks struggled and finished last in the league.