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TCU News: Gameday is Upon Us

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Here are your gameday links!

Andrew Sullivan
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Purple season in Fort Worth | Fort Worth Star Telegram

TCU doesn't live in a bubble, what they do effects the city.

With the high hopes a national No. 2 ranking brings, it’s easy to forget that TCU football is also a civic cause. When the Frogs win, Fort Worth wins.

TCU position battles settled in new depth chart | ESPN

Montrel Wilson, who just switched from safety to LB, apparently pushed Douglas for the strongside linebacker spot.

True freshman Mike Freeze will start at middle linebacker, as expected, while junior Sammy Douglas beat out freshman Montrel Wilson for the strongside linebacker job.

Moving time: TCU offense wants control in 4th quarter on road | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Time to get your head right, Frogs.

In the fourth quarter, TCU coach Gary Patterson just hopes he sees what he likes — Boykin moving the ball, getting the No. 2-ranked Horned Frogs in position to seal or take the win.

Gary Patterson: TCU will be without two defensive starters, but who? | CBS Sports

The Kindred thing is speculation, but we know that McFarland will be one of the two.

While TCU returns 10 starters on offense, only five starters from last year's standout defense return in 2015. In fact, six of TCU's seven leading tacklers in 2014 are gone, with the lone exception being safety Derrick Kindred. For all we know as of now, Kindred might be one of the two starters who won't be playing against the Gophers.

Track triumphs spark TCU's Kolby Listenbee to gridiron success | ESPN

The speedster got down on himself for not having more success on the football field until last eason.

After entering the year with three career catches, Listenbee’s junior season was a breakout year for the Arlington, Texas, native. He always has had the physical gifts, but it was his time on TCU’s track team after his sophomore season that set up his breakout campaign.

ESPN experts' 2015 conference picks | ESPN

Auburn, Clemson, and TCU are three of the teams picked to win their conference.

ESPN's college football experts offer their predictions for the 2015 conference winners.

Big 12 predictions: TCU to win the conference | News OK

Interesting picks.

I’m going to go with no upsets among Big 12 contenders. OU, OSU, Baylor and TCU don’t lose to any other Big 12 team except each other. In that case, my final Big 12 standings would be TCU 8-1, OSU 8-1, OU 7-2, Baylor 7-2.

TCU embracing big target on its back entering Minnesota | Dallas Morning News

This is a big, big game for Minnesota.

TCU is the highest-ranked team that Minnesota has ever faced in a season opener. The Gophers haven’t beaten a Top 10 team at home since upsetting No. 1 Michigan in 1977.