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Thursday Links O' War: October 2, 2014

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Football

TCU football notes: Frogs haven't had to be told how to handle OU week | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he hasn’t had to deliver any instructions to his team about how to handle Oklahoma week.

TCU prepares for 'just another game' | WFAA

If you cover the TCU football team on the weekly basis, you know how big Saturday's game against Oklahoma is because of how the players repeatedly stressed that it's not a big game.

National Analyst: TCU might be this year's Auburn | Dallas Morning News

On ESPNU’s “College Football Daily,” analyst Trevor Matich said the Frogs could go on a run comparable to last year’s SEC champion – Auburn.

Five things TCU fans need to know about No. 4 Oklahoma | Dallas Morning News

The Horned Frogs are fresh off a rivalry win and face their first true test after a fairly easy handling of their non-conference schedule, outscoring opponents 124-21. But OU is an entirely different animal for TCU to deal with.

Can TCU End Oklahoma's National Championship Run? | Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report College Football Analysts Adam Kramer and Michael Felder break down the big game in Fort Worth, Texas.

TCU Horned Frogs will stun the big 12, and soon | ESPN (INSIDER)

Mark it down. One of the next two weekends, TCU is going to wreck the marquee November game that everyone believes will decide the Big 12.

Big 12 Insider: Revised pecking order starts with OU, Baylor | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Heading into Saturday’s first full weekend of conference games, league schools already have waved goodbye to one head football coach (Kansas’ Charlie Weis) and one defensive coordinator (Texas Tech’s Matt Wallerstedt) whose troops struggled on the field.

On the Enemy

What to Expect from the OU Offense | Crimson and Cream Machine

Oklahoma has had a week off to game plan, rest up, and heal before taking to Ft. Worth for a Top 25 match-up against TCU. The Sooners will be without running back Keith Ford for the second consecutive game but, as Samaje Perine proved in Morgantown, that's not necessarily a show stopper. What may be an issue for Oklahoma's offense though is a Horned Frog defense that it is tops in the conference and only allowing opponents an average of 2.1 yards per carry. This is an obstacle that the Sooners must overcome as it will be at the center of their offensive game plan...hopefully.

Oklahoma Sooners Injury Report | Crimson and Cream Machine

With injuries to star players on both sides of the ball, the Oklahoma Sooners welcomed an off week before making back-to-back trips to the DFW Metro. This week, good news quickly meets bad news for OU as the game against the TCU Horned Frogs likely results in a score too close for comfort.

Sooners face tough test in TCU defense | KWTV

When you think about the TCU Horned Frogs, your mind automatically begins thinking about defense, the Horned Frogs' calling card for many years.

Basketball

Medley Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12 | GoFrogs.com

TCU women's basketball guard Zahna Medley was one of five student-athletes named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team as voted on by the league's head coaches, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Volleyball

Volleyball Falls Short To Oklahoma | GoFrogs.com

The TCU volleyball team dropped its mid-week Big 12 match to Oklahoma 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 23-25) on Wednesday night inside McCasland Field House.

From the AD

Notes On A Scorecard | GoFrogs.com

One of TCU's greatest of all-time will be in the house on Saturday! Our own LaDainian Tomlinson is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame this year. It also won't be long before he is in Canton as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Please make sure to stay in your seat at the close of the first quarter at Saturday's football game with Oklahoma. We'll have a special On Campus Salute to LT to commemorate his selection to the College Football Hall of Fame.