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TCU defense showing signs of growing up under fire | ESPN

Try not to feel rage when you watch the video of Kanell and Finebaum at the top of the article. Just try. As for the article, it's solid.

In all, TCU already has 20 defenders who’ve started at least one game in 2015. For all the close games, injuries and growing pains, they still found a way to reach 7-0. They head into their Thursday night showdown with West Virginia fresh off a bye and two weeks of encouraging developments. The signs that the Horned Frogs are improving under fire can be found in their recent second-half success.

No. 5 Horned Frogs head into telltale stretch of season | NCAA.com

Patterson will have these guys ready.

"The games we're getting ready to play are going to speak volumes for us, for our resume," Patterson said. "Not sure that the ones that we've beaten already make a difference."

TCU's Gary Patterson on West Virginia: "They're a lot better football team than 3-3" | Dallas Morning News

Just. Keep. Winning.

"I think winning the games in front of us will speak more for themselves than anything that's happened," Patterson said. "Right now, we're just going to worry about West Virginia, but I think the games coming up will tell the tale of whether we can get into the playoff, or we can win the conference, or do any of the above."

TCU defensive line will get addition of Joseph Broadnax against West Virginia | Dallas Morning News

Patterson said it's like, "getting a free agent."

Broadnax, listed at 6 feet and 300 pounds, has been exceedingly difficult for the offensive line to block in practice, Patterson said. The run defense could use the size. TCU has allowed 4.17 yards per rush. A year ago, the Frogs gave up 2.78 yards per carry.