TCU's 2016 schedule, which was released a little after 1:00pm CT is arguably its most favorable since joining the Big 12. For one, and even before today, you knew that the Frogs would get Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State at home. As opposed to this year, where all of those were very, very tough road games where the Frogs only escaped successfully once, and barely.
We probably knew that the Arkansas game wouldn't be the first game of the year (it's the second on September 10th) so getting the feet wet against South Dakota State (September 3rd) will more than likely benefit the Horned Frogs as they graduate into a post-Boykin era. Should the successor be Kenny Hill, he'll have the opportunity to beat the Razorbacks with two different teams in a three year span--which, is a stat worthy of Major League.
The Frogs' Big 12 opener will be against an improved Iowa State team at home (September 17th)--who, as of this weekend will be shopping for a new coach. The Frogs then travel to Dallas for SMU on September 24th; then will get Oklahoma in a really big match-up on October 1st; then travel to Kansas on October 8th; then a nice break before heading to Morgantown on October 22nd; For Halloween Weekend, the Frogs will play Tech at home (October 29th); then some game against someone named Baylor on November 5th; then another break; then Oklahoma State on November 19th; another Turkey Day in Austin; before finishing out the season, and I really like this, on December 3rd.
Really the biggest problem is having to play Texas Tech and Baylor consecutive weeks, given (a) their offense styles and (b) having to play in Waco.