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TCU News: ESPN's TCU Season Preview

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TCU football notes: Patterson digs deeper into banged-up defensive roster | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Guys like Mike Tuaua and Davion Pierson sat out of practice Thursday with minor injuries. Other notes include comments on Nick Orr, Tipa Galea'i, and Boykin's confidence.

Defensive end Mike Tuaua was in a walking boot, and defensive tackle Davion Pierson sat out practice Thursday, Patterson said. Cornerback Torrance Mosley has not been full speed while he recovers from a groin injury.

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2015 Season Preview: TCU Horned Frogs | ESPN

They don't think TCU runs the table, but you'll like where the Frogs end up.

Boykin’s dramatic transformation from part-time receiver to Heisman-contending quarterback spurred TCU on the verge of the College Football Playoff last year. With nine other starters back offensively, the Horned Frogs have the pieces to punch their ticket into the playoff.

Five reasons why Trevone Boykin can win Heisman | ESPN

Pretty good stuff here from Max Olson.

1. Second year, second gear

At this time last year, TCU was still trying to figure out if its Air Raid offense was going to work. The vision of offensive coordinators Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie didn't start to click consistently until the Frogs' second fall scrimmage.

And then this offense exploded. Now the Frogs have 12 more months of trial, error, evaluation, innovation and a lot more practice. This machine should run smoother than ever.

2015 Preview: Three Starters Return on D-Line |

Replacing Chucky Hunter won't be easy, but the talent level along the defensive line is still incredibly high.

Davion Pierson (6-2, 305, Sr.), one of the Horned Frogs' more unheralded players the last several years, is the anchor of the TCU defensive front. He received 2015 Preseason All-Big 12 honors while also appearing on watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy.