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TCU’s Morris rolls with new responsibilities as starting center | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Morris’ leadership is evident from this interview, as is his knowledge of the game.

“It’s not a big deal since at guard, I kind of knew everything that was going on, too,” he said Tuesday in an interview with reporters. “With Schlott in there, I kind of knew what he was going to call before he called it. So it’s not a big deal to me.”

QB controversy and a tired defense: 5 things TCU fans should know about Kansas | Dallas Morning News

Big plays will be the key to putting Kansas away early.

Former TCU cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry is the co-defensive coordinator in Lawrence. His defense has allowed 329 yards rushing against Ohio and 548 yards passing by Texas Tech. They're an opportunistic defense, with 3 fumble recoveries, 3 picks and 9 sacks thus far, but they've allowed big plays. If the Frogs can capitalize, they should be in good shape.

TCU preview: Kansas series has featured close games | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Could this be the year the Frogs finally get an easy win over the Jayhawks?

TCU has won all four of its matchups against Kansas since becoming a Big 12 member but none of them by more than 14 points. Despite being heavy favorites the past two seasons, the Frogs squeezed out a 23-17 triumph last year in Fort Worth and a 34-30 escape in 2014 at KU.

Woe to those who coach Big 12 defenses | Associated Press

The entire Big 12 is a defensive disaster.

Eight of the league’s 10 teams rank No. 77 or lower nationally in total defense as the yards and points come in bunches. Six rank No. 67 or lower in scoring allowed. Four of those — Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech and Texas — all surrender more than 35 points or more per game.