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Football

Home opener a chance to regain some luster after dropping to No. 3 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

I don't know how much luster one can regain by playing SFA, but I'll take it.

They remain in good standing as contenders for the College Football Playoff. As long as they stay unbeaten, those chances aren’t going anywhere, even if many other teams looked more impressive.


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Gary Patterson voted a few schools ahead of TCU in coaches poll after disappointing opener | Dallas Morning News

Motivation tactic, or honest assessment?

"I saw some really good football teams Saturday. And I’ll be honest with you, I voted a couple of them ahead of us."

TCU linebacker Sammy Douglas out for season | Sports Illustrated

Patterson notes that Ty Summers will fill in for Douglas.

Douglas, a junior, left Thursday’s 23–17 victory over Minnesota on the second series after assisting on two tackles. Redshirt freshman Ty Summers replaced him and Patterson said he should continue do so moving forward. Freshman Mike Freeze started alongside Douglas on Saturday.

TCU LB Douglas out for season, top DE 'close' to done: 3 things to know | CBS Sports

The foot injury note about McFarland corroborates things we've heard about him in a walking boot for several weeks.

On Tuesday, coach Gary Patterson announced that Douglas would miss the entire season with an unspecified injury. Patterson also said that defensive end James McFarland, who missed the Minnesota game -- reportedly due to foot problems -- also could be done for the season.

Gary Patterson 'not real happy' with TCU's performance in opener | FOX Sports

All around, Patterson just wasn't pleased.

"I wish I could be more positive, but it's better to be the way it is," Patterson said. "If you're not acting right on and off the field, then I've got a problem. Generally when we've had teams, whether we're as talented as everybody or not, if they've bought in we've had good seasons. No matter how talented we are, if we don't all buy in at TCU, we don't. Right now I'm not real happy with the buy-in."

High expectations or not, Patterson says Frogs don't win without Boykin at Minnesota | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson was dead on when he said that Boykin took some shots. The line needs to protect a little better.

"There are some really good players that I watched play this weekend, but I don’t think there’s any of them that compete any harder than he does," Patterson said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. "He took some shots. I mean, without him, we don’t win the Minnesota game."

Most concerning season opening win? Baylor or TCU? | ESPN

I would say neither, but that's just me.

It was a tough battle, but TCU survived in its 23-17 road win at Minnesota. After a slow start on defense, Baylor overwhelmed SMU in a 56-21 victory. Both of the Big 12 favorites showed reasons why they're considered College Football Playoff contenders yet TCU and Baylor each left us with some reasons for concern.

In today's Take Two, we tackle the question: Who should be more concerned? Baylor or TCU?

Why Reagan's Ty Summers suddenly is one of TCU's most important players | Houston Chronicle

It's next man up for Ty Summers.

His loss means that former Reagan linebacker Ty Summers, a redshirt freshman, could be inserted into the lineup along with freshman Mike Freeze. It will give the Horned Frogs the youngest group of starting linebackers of any team considered among those with a legitimate chance for the College Football Playoffs.

Soccer

Carter Earns Big 12 Honor | GoFrogs.com

Congrats! The Frogs are now 3-3 on the season, following wins over Maryland and Oral Roberts.

TCU soccer’s Faith Carter has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week for her performance in two TCU victories this past weekend.

Around Campus

Uber imposter picks up two TCU students near campus | WFAA

Just don't get in strange cars, people.

According to the email issued by TCU Police, the man convinced two young women to get in his car just before 2 a.m. Sunday after saying a scheduled passenger cancelled. He approached the women near the intersection of Greene Avenue and Berry Street southeast of TCU’s campus.

Three TCU Students Beaten, Robbed | NBCDFW

Stay safe out there, Frogs.

Three large men showed up uninvited at a party, according to a campus crime alert issued by TCU police. The trio was kicked out and then attacked three male students outside.

The students were beaten and robbed of a case of beer, police said.