The offensive line has a long way to go.
1. The O-line? Oh, boy — It’s no secret that TCU’s offensive line has huge shoes to fill. The spring game didn’t do much to lessen those concerns. TCU quarterbacks were “sacked,” — and we’re using quotes because plays were called dead as soon as a defensive player got within sniffing distance of a quarterback — at least five times. While that is joyous for the defensive line, it’s a bit worrisome for the offense line, which has to replace four starters. Anthony McKinney, a transfer from Iowa Western Community College who enrolled in January, could be the answer at left tackle. Coach Gary Patterson knows it won’t be easy replacing the group of departing seniors.
”Those are guys who won 40 ball games,” he said. “To ask this next group to be [that good is asking a lot]. We had a pretty good defensive front [in the spring game]. We’ve come a long ways since the beginning of spring ball. I don’t know if anybody is overly impressive to me right now. We have a lot of things to do before August.”
The Frogs look to build off of their win Sunday afternoon as they try to get back on track.
TCU will conclude its four game homestand Tuesday night when it hosts UT Arlington at 6:30. The meeting against the Mavericks is the second of three this season.