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Five bold predictions for TCU’s 2016 season: playoffs in store? | Dallas Morning News

TCU 360’s Grant McGallard immediately ups the quality of TCU content the DMN is rolling out. Hopefully he’ll be a regular over there. Here’s one of his five solid predictions.

5. Sewo Olonilua will become the primary goal-line back. Kyle Hicks will be the Frogs' primary running back - that much is clear. But there's uncertainty behind him, as Shaun Nixon went down in the offseason with an injury that puts him out for the year. Trevorris Johnson is a big body, and he'll definitely see some carries. Still, TCU fans should remember Sewo Olonilua's name. The freshman is built like a brick house at 6'3", 225 lbs, and runs like one, too.His teammates call him "Whoa," which mostly refers to the last syllable of his first name, but it's also the sound people instinctively make when he enters a room

TCU gives Gary Patterson extension to 2022, raise to $4.7 million | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s all so, so deserved.

The extension announced Tuesday takes Patterson, the school’s football victories leader, to age 62 in Fort Worth. A person close to Patterson said he will be paid $4.7 million annually guaranteed with incentives, such as making the College Football Playoff or winning the coming Big 12 championship game, that could push him over $5 million.

Patterson says TCU defense not as experienced as it seems | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The comments came after a “down” practice for the secondary.

“Last night, they had an unbelievable practice,” he said. “Today, it wasn’t unbelievable. I praised them last night. Today, it was just not as good. ... I fully expect them to be OK. I just want them to understand that OK’s not all right. They don’t expect that out of me.”

‘We’re starting back at ground zero again:’ How will TCU replace Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson? | Dallas Morning News

Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham have another tough decision on their hands, just like they did in 2014 when Boykin and Matt Joeckel were battling for the starting spot.

"We're starting back at ground zero again," Cumbie said of replacing Doctson, although the statement could also apply to the quarterback spot. "We know we don't have that guy right now, but we didn't know we had that guy three years ago."

Breaking down TCU football: Stars to watch, breakout candidates, predictions and more | Dallas Morning News

The phrase, “doesn’t bring back much talent on offense” is used in this article. So there’s that.

It's hard to figure out what to make of TCU. The team doesn't bring back much talent on offense, but we will get to see if Kenny Hill can find his way in the Big 12. If he does and TCU doesn't get hit with a ton of injuries again, expect the Horned Frogs to be in contention for the conference title.

Baseball

TCU pitching coach Kirk Saarloos gets assistant of the year award | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Saarloos helped get a relatively inexperienced group of arms ready in a hurry, and it helped TCU get to a third-consecutive College World Series. With most of those guys returning for 2017, who knows what the ceiling for this team is.

TCU pitching coach Kirk Saarloos was named assistant of the year by college baseball recruiting and analysis web site D1baseball.com.

“With a pitching staff that was supposed to be in rebuilding mode, Saarloos went well beyond what was expected,” site editor Kendall Rogers writes, and calls Saarloos “one of the elite recruiters in college baseball.”