TCU was picked for the first time as the favorite to win the conference title in the 2015 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the league.
ike peers from other football programs in the SEC West Division, players from Ole Miss spoke confidently Thursday about the possibility of winning an SEC or national championship this season.
Unlike everyone else, the Rebels credited players and coaches from TCU, the preseason pick to win this year’s Big 12 title, with helping them understand what it takes to reach the next level.
TCU’s Aaron Green appears on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation’s top running back.
Green, named last week to the Maxwell Award Watch List, earned All-Big 12 honors last season as he led TCU in rushing with 922 yards and nine touchdowns on a 7.1 per carry average.
Boykin, who also appears on the Maxwell Award Watch List, was named Wednesday as the Big 12’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Last season, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting, was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and recipient of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
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Around the Big 12
countdown to Big 12 football media days is on… In fact, next week, everything Big 12 Conference related - will converge on Big “D” for the “annual-get-the-hype-going-for-the-football-season-already” meeting. Yes it’s that time of year when every team, head coach, student-athlete, trainer, beat writer and even the water boy, believes THEIR team can win it all.
Which player are you most interested to hear from?
Chatmon: Trevone Boykin immediately comes to mind. TCU’s star quarterback could have the Heisman in his sights if he makes another jump forward. I’m particularly interested in learning what he focused on during the offseason and how he plans to handle the hype that will surround him as a senior.