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Wednesday Links O'War: October 1st

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Ed Zurga

Put on the Bone Thugs N' Harmony, because it's the first of the month. Welcome to October, friends. We're living in a world where Brandon Finnegan--just a few months removed from the College World Series--is striking out Coco Crisp and helping the Royals get their first playoff win in 29 years. Oh, and there's a little bit of football too.

Finnegan News

Former TCU pitcher, Fort Worth native Brandon Finnegan shines in Royals’ 12-inning wild-card victory---Dallas Morning News

Royals rookie Finnegan flourishes in clutch relief--MLB.com

Football

TCU football notes: Pass defense opens with sharp practice for OU, Patterson says--Star Telegram

“The best practice coverage-wise, as far as attention to detail, since we started two-a-days,” coach Gary Patterson said Monday on his conference call with Big 12 media. “I felt like Sunday was probably as good a work against the scouts, and the live work we did against our offense, since the start of two-a-days. We got some guys that can run, also. We did a pretty good job with the vertical, running with them and doing some things. We just got to keep getting better.”

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops: TCU probably the best team we’ve played this season--Dallas Morning News

Roundtable: Keys for TCU, Texas--ESPN, Big 12 blogs

Jake TrotterThe TCU offensive line has to hold up against Oklahoma’s swarming front seven. The Horned Frogs’ defense traditionally has fared well against the Sooners, but TCU has been unable to win in its two Big 12 meetings with the Sooners because of its inability to move the ball. The Horned Frogs opened last year’s game against Oklahoma with seven three-and-outs. TCU got dominated at the line of scrimmage and finished with only 44 yards rushing in that game. That didn’t cut it last year, and it won’t Saturday, either. Gary Patterson switched up his coordinators in the offseason to jump-start the offense. But it won’t amount to much if TCU gets obliterated up front again.


Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/29/6159294/tcu-football-notes-pass-defense.html#storylink=cpy