Gil Lebreton manages to support TCU and Minnesota in the same sentence, while dogging Vanderbilt.
If, like me, you thought the Frogs would blow up the scoreboard in Minneapolis, simply because they handled the Gophers so relatively easily here last season, you were wrong. Coach Jerry Kill’s team is not the Vanderbilt of the Big Ten.
There's stuff to work on, but even ESPN is staying positive about the Frogs.
Still, there’s little reason to panic. TCU receivers were getting open much of the night, and if Boykin connects on a couple of those passes, the final score probably looks a lot better. Star receiver Josh Doctson had eight catches for 74 yards despite being banged up throughout training camp. Patterson said Doctson “will be a work in progress” as he tries to get healthier, and Doctson is sure to be more effective when and if he does.
TCU stayed atop the rankings this week.
The Horned Frogs weren’t impressive, at least by their 2014 standards, in a 23-17 victory at Minnesota. But often, we don’t give enough credit for road victories. Look at it this way. TCU went on the road and beat a Big Ten team that last season went 8-5 against a solid schedule.
The shelling they took from Notre Dame is being used both to talk about how bad Texas is, and how good Notre Dame is. Does that make sense?
Few actually believed Texas would pull the upset in South Bend. But most expected a sign of progress. A decent showing. Any semblance of fight. Instead, the end result was mere formality by the second quarter.