The Frogs have some big names on both sides of the ball - and they’ll get a chance on the big stage in week three. I have a feeling they’ll finish even higher.
Banogu comes in at No. 98 on the list. S.I. says the defensive end is the top candidate to replace Mat Boesen’s sack prowess. Banogu had 8.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss in 2017and earned Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors.
Reagor ranks 90th based, in part, on his 169 yards receiving in the Frogs’ Alamo Bowl win over Stanford. His 93-yard touchdown left an impression on S.I. Reagor led TCU with 576 yards and eight touchdowns on 33 receptions in as a freshman in ‘17. Perhaps incoming true freshman Taye Barber, who turned heads this spring, can help free Reagor up even more this fall for quarterback Shawn Robinson.
Hey Coach P, read this:
Chance to beat Ohio State: 39 percent. That’s a number born more out of the timing of things than it is a reflection of TCU’s comparative talent. Still, the Horned Frogs are the only one of Ohio State’s 2018 opponents to play in a conference championship game last year and will enter the season as a top-25 team.
If this game was played in Fort Worth, as opposed to a “neutral site” game at a stadium that’s lately become familiar territory for OSU, this would be closer to a 50-50 game.
TCU also gets bonus points for the unpredictability of an early non-conference game. The Horned Frogs have holes to fill on both sides of the ball, and are probably more of unknown commodity than Ohio State at this point. But the Buckeyes are turning over in some important positions too. Two young teams -- TCU is ranked No. 120 in Phil Steele’s returning experience chart, and Ohio State is No. 97 -- playing on this stage will make for a good litmus test with College Football Playoff implications for both.
This was fun, you should listen to it.
Continuing their 2018 football season preview, they welcome in Melissa Triebwasser of Frogs of War to preview the TCU Horned Frogs for the kickoff to conference play. She gives insight on Shawn Robinson, Darius Anderson, and the ongoing conflict between In-N-Out and Whataburger (10:59).
The stud offensive lineman has been hearing from Oklahoma.
Osborne, who had been at Flower Mound Marcus the past two years, committed to TCU on Feb. 7, 2018. When he committed, he was the highest-rated national recruit for the Frogs, checking in as the No. 362 player overall, No. 41 OT overall and No. 52 player in Texas.