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Wednesday Links O' War: July 1, 2015

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HAPPY JULY. FOOTBALL IS GETTING CLOSER.

Football

TCU: Dream and nightmare scenarios | ESPN

TCU boosters buy another billboard in Columbus that reads “Congratulations to TCU for their playoff title! -Little Sisters of the Poor.” Patterson is national coach of the year for a second straight season. Boykin captures the Heisman. Jim Schlossnagle leads TCU to a national title in baseball. Brandon Finnegan picks up the save in Game 7 of the World Series.

Ranking TCU's 2015 football roster: Nos 20-16 | Dallas Morning News

20. Trevorris Johnson, So. RB. As a freshman in 2014, Johnson didn’t get the workload necessary to put up big numbers, but he still impressed when finding the field behind B.J. Catalon and Aaron Green.

TCU's AD has best possible advice on Big 12 drama and everything else in life | SB Nation

This is a good quote and a good perspective on the official offseason freakout of 2015 (you didn't have what it takes to last us through August, Big Ten-SEC satellite camps thing): Big 12 expansion.

Montain West football's best team ever: 2009 TCU vs. 2013 Fresno State | Mountain West Connection

This tournament has seen a few examples of unstoppable forces against immovable objects, but none are quite as extreme as this matchup. Who will advance?

Big 12 expansion is not just a possibility, but an inevitability | ESPN

Last week, Oklahoma president David Boren publicly proclaimed what most of us have known for some time. In the wake of losing Nebraska to the Big Ten and Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC, the Big 12 has become, as Boren put it, “psychologically disadvantaged.”

Big 12's playoff chances similar to non-powers, says Cincinnati's Tommy Tuberville | SB Nation

Tuberville clarified a few items to SB Nation, specifically his views on the Big 12 as a former head coach at Texas Tech and his thoughts on Cincinnati's potential candidacy as a Big 12 expansion member.

TCU favored in all 12 games; Trevone Boykin is Heisman choice | Austin American-Statesmen

TCU is favored to win every football game this season, quarterback Trevone Boykin is the Heisman Trophy favorite and the Horned Frogs are nearly a 20-point favorite to whip Texas, according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

Former Frogs

Royals might move Brandon Finnegan at trade deadline | MLB Daily Dish

A first-round pick out of TCU in 2014, Finnegan made his major league debut in his first professional season, allowing one run in seven innings in seven relief appearances for the Royals in the regular season, walking one and striking out 10. He also made seven postseason appearances, allowing seven runs in six innings.