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Wednesday Links O' War: September 10, 2014

We're three days away from the MInnesota game. Do you think the Frogs are ready?

Patterson Holds Weekly Presser |

"Sunday was one of our better practices, spring and fall, on both sides of the ball. We're getting ready for Minnesota. We're glad to have a chance to play another football game. It's hard to watch others play football. In some ways, it was a little bit of a relief to get a chance to catch our thoughts and do some different things. We had a chance to evaluate our football team."

Patterson remains high on Joeckel | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU continues to list Trevone Boykin and Matt Joeckel as co-starters on the depth chart, even though it is clear Boykin is the starting quarterback.

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TCU itching for next chance to fine-tune offense | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The week off gave the Horned Frogs a chance to step back and evaluate the performance of the new up-tempo offense in the season opener against Samford. There was plenty to like, but they want a tougher test.

Trevone Boykin benefiting from simplified scheme; Gary Patterson retools offensive line | Dallas Morning News

While rival SMU’s program has spiraled into a tailspin in the past week following a second blowout loss and coach’s resignation, the TCU program has quietly waited for its next chance to prove itself during a bye week.

TCU's Gary Patterson: Coaching has become a little bit more like 'Days of Our Lives' | Dallas Morning News

Gary Patterson’s TCU Horned Frogs played June Jones’ Mustangs every year during Jones’ six-plus seasons at SMU.

Eric Dickerson trashes SMU, praises TCU | Big Mac Blog

"I look at TCU and SMU. TCU is in Fort Worth — and Fort Worth is a fun city. But SMU is right in Dallas, Texas," Dickerson said. "TCU has got it. They have fans coming to the games, and we’re just still sitting on our hands like we don’t get it."

Lediner will likely start for Gophers against TCU | CBS Minnesota

Mitch Leidner practiced and expects to play despite a sprained MCL, which surprises no one in the program – including tight end Maxx Williams.

Kill hopeful Leidner will play vs. TCU | Associated Press (via FWST)

Calling Mitch Leidner "a tough son of a gun," Minnesota coach Jerry Kill said the injured quarterback was returning to the practice field Tuesday in hopes of playing Saturday at TCU.

Gophers suffer rash of ACL tears, but Leidner not among them | Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Coach Jerry Kill announced Tuesday that backup middle linebacker Nick Rallis has been added to the list of torn ACL patients, joining linebacker Cody Poock, defensive tackle Scott Ekpe, tight end Duke Anyanwu and offensive lineman Jared Weyler.

Gophers have a lot at stake in Wacker Bowl | Pioneer Press

The Reverend Sunny Jim, so nicknamed because of his relentlessly positive attitude -- often smiling on the sideline even while his team was getting hammered -- was head football coach at both TCU and Minnesota, among other schools. He remains something of a folk hero at TCU, where he turned the program around in his second year there and went to the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Big Ten struggles, but is the Big 12 much better off? | Daily Oklahoman

Before we dog the Big Ten too much, let’s not pretend the Big 12 is in great shape in the reputation game.

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