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TCU News: Expectations are still high for TCU

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Expectations remain high for Patterson, No. 3 TCU | Dallas Morning News

As they should. Ohio State was given the benefit of the doubt when they were on their third string QB last season, why not TCU this year?

"We're a team and I play for my brothers in here," defensive tackle Aaron Curry said when asked about dealing with high expectations. "I think each of us hold each other accountable. And then, if you just take care of your job, everything will take care of itself."

TCU's AD squashes UT rumor, says he has 'best job in America' | WFAA

CDC tweeted about it, because he's great.

But Del Conte, who has been TCU's AD since 2009 and has as recently as last week tweeted an impressive collection of purple ties, put those rumors to rest.

The first of a series of tweets was in response to a fan asking for confirmation that Del Conte wouldn't head south on Interstate 35 for the newly vacated Texas job.

TCU's defense will 'move guys around' at safety this week, Patterson says | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Things are obviously pretty fluid in the secondary right now, but one note on the linebackers: Patterson said Mike Freeze would be welcomed back, but was unsure of a return.

Patterson said he does not believe freshman linebacker Mike Freeze will return to the team, although he would be welcomed back.

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No surprises: TCU, Patterson looking for drama-free week, if possible | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson pointed to what exactly makes this season different from seasons in the past.

"This season’s not any different because of the high expectations. This season’s different because we’ve had injuries, the guys we’ve lost," Patterson said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.

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TCU to get visit from Evangel 2017 WR Jonathan Jones this weekend | New Orleans Times-Picayune

The three-star recruit is also hearing from Notre Dame, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

Jones is set to take a TCU visit on Sept. 19 and an offer could follow soon thereafter. He's also hearing from Vanderbilt and Arkansas a lot as well.

LSU, TCU showing interest in West Monroe 2016 DE Layton Garnett | New Orleans Times-Picayune

There are several Monroe/West Monroe Frogs already: KaVontae Turpin, Connor Osborne and James McFarland. The DE said he would be most comfortable at linebacker.

"TCU is considering the fullback position," Garnett said. "That's the only big school considering an offensive spot. A lot of schools defensively are talking about the defensive end spot. I have a few schools at linebacker."