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Thursday Links O' War: December 4, 2014

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Former TCU running back Jim Swink dies at 78 | ESPN

Jim Swink, a star TCU running back and College Football Hall of Fame inductee who bypassed a professional football career to become a doctor, died Wednesday. He was 78.

Jim Swink, TCU's two-time All-American 'Rusk Rambler,' dies at age 78 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Jim Swink, who as a swift, lanky East Texas teen-ager helped the Horned Frogs win the Southwest Conference championship in 1955, died Wednesday at his home in Rusk. He was 78.

College football playoff committee's choice: Admit one-loss TCU or admit irrelevance of rankings | The Washington Post

But if Ohio State steals TCU’s spot in the final rankings, what was the point of anointing TCU the No. 3 team this week? Fort Worth already has to live with Dallas as its neighbor. Teasing it like that would just be cruel.

How Baylor and TCU can wreck college football playoff picture | New York Post

Most of college football’s playoff picture is fairly simple — if Alabama, Oregon and Florida State win, they all will be in — but the committee’s fourth selection appears as if it will be more criminal than complicated.

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'Body of Work' for TCU, Baylor in Playoff Chase | ABC News

With one game left before the playoff selection committee sets the matchups Sunday for the new four-team playoff, the Horned Frogs are ranked third. Baylor is sixth, even with a 61-58 victory over the Horned Frogs.

Stats to consider: Baylor vs. TCU | ESPN

Is there precedent for the head-to-head result not being the deciding factor when comparing two teams with the same number of losses?

Baylor's playoff resume doesn't compare to TCU's (yet) | FOX Sports

Greetings from College Football Playoff Debate Central. I’m on the road in Texas all this week reporting from Baylor and TCU for FOX Sports 1. I’ll be at both of their games Saturday and then at the Gaylord Texan for the committee’s big bracket unveil Sunday.

TCU, Baylor collect brunt of Big 12 honors | Fort Worth Star Telegram

We have reached the final weekend of the Big 12 football season, with three teams tied for first place in the conference standings and six of 10 members eligible to accept bowl berths.

Q&A: TCU cornerback Kevin White | ESPN

TCU cornerback Kevin White still hasn't watched the Baylor game. Never turned on the video. No need. He'd rather move on, though he was gracious enough Tuesday to discuss the Bears, the 61-58 loss in Waco and why his Horned Frogs will not overlook Iowa State with a Big 12 title on the line Saturday.

TCU AD: 'No doubt we belong' in playoff | FOX Sports

"If we're successful in beating Iowa State, I would stack our resume up against anybody because of our total body of work," Del Conte said. "We scheduled nonconference. Every single week has been competitive."


Unbeaten TCU men head for another test, this time at Ole Miss | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The undefeated Horned Frogs (7-0) handled a five-game home stand against modest competition to start the season. Then they went to a tournament in Corpus Christi and defeated Bradley and previously unbeaten Mississippi State.