Deadspin is releasing their Top 25, and TCU checks in at No. 8. I don't agree with the ranking, but there are some pretty good lines in this piece.
Like Boise State, the Horned Frogs were never a cutesy mid-major team. Beginning in 2000, TCU dominated the Mountain West, regularly being the only team that could truly challenge the Broncos on a yearly basis. So in 2013, when TCU won just four games during its second season in the Big 12, there was no shortage of people saying, “Hurr, this is big-boy football. Mid-majors should stick to their mountains, hurr.” Thus began the era of TCU beating the shit out of the Big 12.
The Orlando Sentinel is ranking all 128 FBS teams. TCU checks in at No. 3.
Few people could have imagined how quickly Gary Patterson would transform the TCU program. Since 2010, the Horned Frogs have won more games (47) than programs like Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Texas. Last season, the team scored another double-digit win season – it’s 10th since 2000 – and nearly made it to the first College Football Playoff semifinals.
Good article about Boykin and his two pit bulls, Taz and Cookie.
With Boykin a Heisman Trophy favorite this season and TCU a popular pick to reach the College Football Playoff, the redshirt senior has tried to use his star power to educate others about animal cruelty via Twitter. He routinely retweets photos from a national Humane Society employee.