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TCU Roster Rankings: Nos. 20-16 feature defensive veterans (and a sophomore who plays like one) | Dallas Morning News

Bethley should be higher up in these rankings, imo.

19. Corey Bethley / sophomore / defensive tackle / Last season: NR

The youngest player in our countdown thus far, Corey Bethley looks to improve on his pass rush numbers from last season. He played in all of TCU’s 14 games and finished third on the team in quarterback hurries. An additional 26 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss and a sack made his first season in Fort Worth even more impressive. Expect this Katy product to start the majority of games in 2018.

Ranking the players on TCU’s roster: Nos. 15-11 | Dallas Morning News

Innis Gaines is a big hitter who will be looking to continue his rise as a junior.

13. Innis Gaines / junior / safety / Last season: NR

Innis Gaines entered the 2017 season as a breakout candidate and became TCU’s most improved player in the minds of many. He finished top 10 in total tackles and even got after it as a pass rusher. He will start some games for the Frogs as he looks to build off a fantastic sophomore campaign.

Ranking the toughest games on TCU football’s schedule | Athlon Sports

Is Ohio State the toughest? Nope. Texas? LOL. No, of course the toughest game on TCU’s schedule this year is against the defending Big 12 champs.

1. Oct. 20 vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma won’t be ranked higher than Ohio State during the preseason, but because of the history between the two, TCU’s date with the three-time defending Big 12 champions takes the top spot on our list. TCU lost to the Sooners 38-20 in the regular season and fell to OU in the conference title game to push the series losing streak to four. Simply put, the Horned Frogs couldn’t slow down Baker Mayfield. And, though Mayfield will no longer be running the show for head coach Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma should be similarly explosive on offense. If the defense improves – a distinct possibility with six starters returning and a talented recruiting class in the mix – the Sooners should compete for a fourth straight Big 12 crown.