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Monday Links O' War: December 29, 2014

Two days.


TCU linebackers Dawson, Mallet exceed expectations | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Paul Dawson and Marcus Mallet each had started seven games the year before. They were both fast enough. They could hit hard enough.

Ole Miss coordinator says TCU has SEC-like defense: 'That's saying something' | Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Their defensive line really runs around,” he said. “Some of the teams you see throughout the country just don’t have the athletic ability that most D-lines do in our league. But these guys obviously do. Their linebackers are real physical, but can also run. And they’re good enough at corner to play a lot of man coverage, which allows them to do a lot of different things inside. And that’s basically what we see every week.”

TCU looks for statement win against SEC foe after College Football Playoff snub | Dallas Morning News

TCU junior safety Chris Hackett sat at the podium on Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, recounting the disappointment and emotion of falling out of the College Football Playoff’s top four in the final week, how it hurt everyone on the team.

It's strength vs. strength in Peach Bowl | Biloxi Sun-Herald

In the pass-happy Big 12, No. 6 TCU (11-1) is near the top in nearly every offensive statistical category and is second in the nation in scoring offense at 46.8 points a game.

TCU defenders learned their lesson in Waco | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s the self-appointed armchair scout, the guy who’s seen only fleeting ESPN snippets of the TCU-Baylor game — the guy who saw the final score and instantly concluded that a 61-58 result did not qualify as real football.

TCU defensive coordinator: Baylor loss came down to too many snaps | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas said TCU has been better since the Baylor game because it hasn’t had to face triple-digit snaps again.

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No. 25 TCU Set For Tennessee State |

The No. 25 ranked TCU men's basketball program returns to the hardwood Monday to take on Tennessee State. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m. CT inside the University Rec Center on the campus of TCU.

TCU men seek to close perfect nonconference season against Tennessee State | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Horned Frogs (12-0) have posted their best start since the 1997-98 season when they opened at 9-0 and finished with their last trip to the NCAA Tournament. TCU, No. 25 in The Associated Press rankings, is one of only seven teams in the NCAA that remain undefeated.