Think the players still have a little somethin’ for Dougie Fresh? Yeah, me too. Here’s a theory: TCU and Kansas always played close games because the Frogs’ didn’t have anything that got them fired up for that game. Well, now they do.
So, TCU lost A LOT and is coming to Lawrence this year? Great, you say. No so fast, my friends, because by the time KU runs into them, they’ll have seven games under their belt. Until last year, Kansas had played TCU very well since their entry into the Big 12 in 2012. But we all know what happened last year, and someday, hopefully someday soon, we shall look back on what happened and laugh at how far we’ve come.
Gary Patterson has something going down there in Fort Worth, and Kansas isn’t in a good enough position to slow it down any longer. Plus, maybe Gary Patterson knows Doug Meacham better than Doug Meacham knows Gary Patterson. I expect it to be a long afternoon for the crimson and blue faithful. TCU 45, Kansas 24.
This is kind of a dumb list because it goes so far back. I would be more interested in seeing the best teams of the modern era... but...
Also, hot take: that 2014 team would beat another TCU team in history. Handedly.
Considering that Gary Patterson has orchestrated nearly a dozen 10-win seasons, including an undefeated Rose Bowl squad in 2010, it feels a little off that none of them would be the best in TCU history. (Though, to be sure, that 2010 team received heavy consideration.) Still, 1938 is a special year for TCU. The Horned Frogs went undefeated and won their first national championship in the AP wire era behind the efforts of Heisman winning quarterback Davey O’Brien. They were also remarkably dominant for the time, outscoring opponents by 19 points per game. Eighty years later, the ‘38 Horned Frogs still have lore.
I think you could make the argument that recruiting along both lines has improved more than any other unit since the Frogs’ joined a Power Five conference. Wright is a guy that could continue that trend in a big way.
Stephon Wright – The four-star out of California has TCU on his list of official visits he will take in the fall and the Frogs are considered a favorite. Beating west coast schools won’t be an easy task but defensive tackles coach Zarnell Fitch has built a solid relationship with the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder. Alabama, USC, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon and Arizona are other schools Wright is heavily considering. TCU is recruiting Wright in a similar role they currently use L.J. Collier; he has the ability to play end or as a 3-technique.
Shawn at three? That could be a bit high... but in a year with a ton of turnover, why not the sophomore?
Shawn Robinson won his maiden start in Lubbock last year, and in that game he showed why he is viewed as the future of TCU football. Despite sitting behind Kenny Hill for most of the year, many people viewed Robinson as an instant star out of DeSoto last year, and there are TCU fans that think that with a year of preparation Robinson could be better than Hill was right away.While that may or may not be true, TCU will be able to build a dynamic offense around Robinson, as he has an extremely strong arm and is known for his mobility His play style is reminiscent of a young (2014 or 2015) version of Patrick Mahomes, while TCU fans view him as the next Trevone Boykin. One thing is certain: Robinson will have lots of eyes on him come September 1st vs. Southern.