Today, however, TCU is the blueprint for those still in Group of 5 purgatory angling for Power 5 inclusion. And with prospective Big 12 expansion being perhaps the final train out of the Group of 5 station, the race is on among those schools to position themselves as strongly as possible should the moment of Big 12 expansion ever arrive.
The biggest weapon returning is Hunter’s partner from a year ago Davion Pierson. A contributor since his freshman season, he succeeded last year as a starter in all 13 games, earning All-Big 12 honorable mention and putting himself on award watch lists entering 2015.
TCU defensive tackle Davion Pierson has been named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.
Pierson now appears on three preseason watch lists. He earned selection last week to the Chuck Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy watch lists.
$7.5 million dollars will be used to add a new locker room, classroom, team lounge, sports medicine center, equipment room and coaches' office, according to a press release.
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has applied for reinstatement of his yearlong suspension.
Washington's agent, Jordan Woy, confirmed the request for reinstatement but had no further comment.