The Frogs will be on the road for their longest stretch of the season thus far, though two of their next five games will be just a stone's throw away in Arlington.
It’s part of a stretch of seven consecutive road games, which began last weekend with a 1-2 showing at Texas. TCU won the finale 9-5 on Sunday, avoiding a sweep. TCU last lost a Big 12 series on April 10-12, 2015, at Kansas State.
Despite the heated competition at the QB position in spring camp, it's obvious this group has a very special bond, on and off the field. And like any coach knows, good competition breeds better play.
"No one was happier than his teammates," Sawyer said, speaking to reporters last week following a spring football practice. "I know I was super happy."
Typical Patterson, turning a conversation about himself into an opportunity to praise one of his players.
On the field, Patterson praised transfer receiver John Diarse for his strong spring after graduating from LSU and deciding to finish his career at TCU.
"Unbelievably mature," Patterson said, while noting Diarse will play a special teams role.
It's easy to assume that A&M transfer Kenny Hill will be the starting QB in the fall, but GP has never been what one would call 'predictable'.
It's clear that Jamie Dixon wants to be the one to resurrect the program that has languished for so long. And why not? It was last relevant when he was a player in it.
But I know what we're going against here -- it's a challenge. I know where we're at, there's no question about it. But to think about taking your alma mater, the place that gave you a chance, and taking them from the bottom of the league to the top of the league, what an opportunity. Yeah it's a challenge but life is about challenges."
What is it that they say about being careful what you wish for because you just might get it? The most interesting part of the Stallings hire may be that he once tried to block Pitt star Sheldon Jeter from transferring from Vandy to the Panthers. Things could get... awkward.
Yet sustained success, particularly in March, has proven elusive. Vanderbilt started this season ranked 18th and moved as high as 16th but finished 19-14 after getting blown out by Wichita State in the opening round of the tournament, the fourth time in Vanderbilt's last five NCAA trips it failed to win a single game.
TCU picked up a huge win against No. 7 Texas A&M last night, continuing their excellent season.