You dance with the ones who brought you.
“If they can play at the level they need to for us, then we’ll have a chance to win more of those games than we lose,” the Horned Frogs coach said Monday during the Big 12 coaches teleconference with reporters. “If they don’t, then we won’t. But if they do, I think a lot of people will get a chance to watch both of those guys play and understand and appreciate what kind of players they are. And what kind of people they are.”
A pretty cool honor for both of them, as they join 18 other semifinalists.
When Boykin takes to the air, chances are he has the 6-foot-3 senior Doctson targeted. Doctson has 71 receptions, a new TCU single-season record, and 46 more than the next highest on the Horned Frogs. He has 14 touchdowns and leads the nation with 156.3 receiving yards per game. He has joined former Texas Tech star Michael Crabtree as the only receivers in the last 20 years to have six straight games with at least 100 yards receiving and two touchdown catches.
Four good reasons, imo, especially No. 1.
1. Trevone Boykin. This is where the conversation has to start. Boykin has reinforced his place as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate while commanding the country's No. 2 offense (616.3 yards per game and 48.9 points per game) and ranks second nationally with 431.4 yards of total offense per game. The senior quarterback may be the best player in college football. Without him, TCU almost certainly has one loss by now -- if not more. An undefeated Big 12 team that features arguably the sport's best player belongs with the elite.
The quarterback situation at Baylor may have them out now, but will it keep them out?
Anyway, even without Holgorsen's recommendation, something tells me CFP committee members will favor Heisman contender Trevone Boykin over Jarrett Stidham, a freshman making his first start Thursday against Kansas State.
I'll still be watching, Gary, but I'm glad you're focus is elsewhere.
Don't expect TCU coach Gary Patterson to be among those watching ESPN's unveiling Tuesday of the first College Football playoff rankings.
He claims to have a good reason, born of experience from last season.
It'll be a shootout if form holds.
The Horned Frogs, No. 2 in offense and scoring, face their stiffest test of the season Saturday at Oklahoma State, which ranks No. 7 in scoring and No. 15 in offense. The Cowboys put up 70 points in a come-from-behind win last week at Texas Tech.
TCU has been pretty good on the road over the past few seasons, despite two losses in Stillwater.
*TCU is 11-6 on the road in its Big 12 history.
*Four of TCU’s last six Big 12 road games have been decided by seven points or less. The Horned Frogs are 4-0 in those games.
*TCU is tied for sixth nationally in most road wins (6) over Associated Press Top-25 teams since 2009.
*TCU has the nation’s third-best road record (29-7, .806) since 2009.
Isaiah Graham selected the Frogs over Arkansas and others.
The rich got richer on Friday. TCU added another ESPN 300 talent to its already impressive recruiting class when receiver Isaiah Graham announced he's going to be a Horned Frog. Graham is the No. 2 receiver prospect in Louisiana and the nation's No. 108 overall recruit. He picked TCU over Arkansas and Tennessee and had actually made a silent commitment to the staff right after his official visit.