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TCU News: Sooners will be rested for Frogs, who look towards Tech Thursday

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OU has a bye week while TCU welcomes in a talented Red Raiders team.

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Oklahoma’s next opponent is TCU. Why that’s not good news for the Frogs | The Star-Telegram

The Sooners have a full two weeks to get healthy and ready for the Frogs.

“It’s going to take a lot of effort, a lot of hard work,” Riley said. “We’ve got to get better in a lot of areas, but we’ve got fight in that room. We’ve got a bunch of guys who are incredibly disappointed right now, but they will be ready to get back on the field here in a couple weeks against TCU.”

For TCU, it’s focused on Texas Tech for now. The Frogs and Red Raiders have a matchup on Thursday night this week. The Thursday game will at least give TCU an extended break going into the Oklahoma game.

But, as stated, the Frogs haven’t fared well against the Sooners since Riley has been on staff. OU has won four straight over TCU, including two wins last year in the regular season and Big 12 title game by a combined score of 79-37.

College football musings: This is no time for TCU to panic; ‘Texas is back’ sounds silly this early | Sports Day

It’s far from too late for the Horned Frogs, but they absolutely have to win this week if they want to stay in the hunt.

I don’t think it’s time to panic. Gary Patterson will dig in and get this defense playing the right way. I think TCU has too much speed to stay down for long on offense. We’ll see where Robinson’s health is, but I think this offense can function without him. He’s running into some of the same issues that impacted Trevone Boykin early in his career. It’s about ball security and making good decisions. I think Robinson is still growing into that. He will eventually be a weapon for the Frogs... but he’s still finding his way. We probably expect so much of these QBs right away because we see young guys do it immediately. It doesn’t happen for everyone in that way. Baker Mayfield wasn’t an overnight success. Same thing with Kyler Murray. Robinson will be a much better QB later in the season, as long as he’s healthy.

TCU Football: 5 bold predictions for October 2018 | Saturday Blitz

Can the Frogs beat OU? One writer thinks they will come close.

Hosting Oklahoma in a big late-October battle for Big 12 positioning, the Horned Frogs will have an opportunity to take control of the conference standings, or at least put a stranglehold on second place, with a win over the Sooners.

Things will be looking up for the Horned Frogs for most of the Oct. 20 matchup against the Sooners and it’ll look like an upset is in order — until the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma will struggle early on as the run game will fail to get off the ground and the Horned Frogs will play some impressive defense in the secondary. That’ll force the Sooners into a plethora of three-and-outs — something they’re not used to.

Unfortunately for the Horned Frogs, the Sooners will figure it out in the second half and come from behind to take down TCU at home.

Ever watch a huge win slip through a team’s fingers? You’ll see it on Oct. 20.

Shawn Robinson’s status, Darius Anderson’s carries among TCU’s off week takeaways | The Star-Telegram

Mama Jet is getting involved... so maybe Darius will get more involved?

Anderson posted on his Twitter account earlier this week, “the fire growing inside me.. I can’t hold it anymore.” His mom also weighed in on social media, saying: “He’s hungry, not sure why they’re starving him!”

Anderson has 53 carries on the season, second-most on the team behind Sewo Olonilua (58). Anderson is averaging 6.0 yards per carry, too, and his career average is 6.3 yards per carry.

That’s a better average than some of TCU’s top runners in school history such as LaDainian Tomlinson (5.8) and Kenneth Davis (6.1).

TCU commit, Florida State commit among Vols’ newest offers | 257 Sports

Jeremy Pruitt is trying to pry a highly valued TCU commit away from Fort Worth.

Three-star TCU commitment Myron Warren, a Class of 2019 defensive end from Many (La.) High School, also landed an offer from Tennessee on Friday, although he said he picked the offer over the phone rather than during a visit from one of the Vols’ coaches.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Warren has been committed to the Horned Frogs since May. He has received offers from more than 20 schools, including Ole Miss, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.