The Frogs rolled despite missing a handful of crucial players.
“We’ll get a couple of those defensive linemen back for this ballgame,” Patterson said. “Everybody has to learn. Gaynor will be back at center this week, that was also from a NCAA situation.
“Everybody’s got to learn. Everybody’s gotta pay a price. Hopefully you don’t put everybody in harm’s way.”
Broadnax, Collier and Gaynor bolster the Frogs’ depth and are expected to be significant contributors this season.
It wasn’t just about the money...
Not much has been made up to this point about why the home-and-home series was changed to a single matchup, but TCU head coach Gary Patterson admitted on Friday that it was his decision.
It’s hard to argue that back-to-back games against the Buckeyes — including a trip all the way to Columbus — “wasn’t a good business plan.” With the Big 12 conference missing out on having a team in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014-15, TCU, like every other college, became very aware of what kind of metrics they would need to pay attention to in order to earn one of the coveted CFP berths.
Would you rather beat Ohio State or Texas? Give me the Horns and a conference win.
Sept. 15 vs. Ohio State (at AT&T Stadium). Shawn Robinson doesn’t become a star on this night as the Buckeyes’ defense gets the best of the Frogs’ revamped offensive line. Still, Robinson and TCU put up a fight.
Sept. 22 at Texas. The Frogs have won the last four contests with the closest coming last season – a 24-7 victory. Tom Herman and the Longhorns will make it closer than season, but the Frogs prevail.
TCU lost for the first time this year (in any sport), when volleyball fell to FSU Friday. They dropped a match to Cincy Saturday as well.
The win snaps TCU’s four-match win streak and gives FSU its first victory after going 0-2 against two top-10 opponents in opening weekend. The Horned Frogs proved to be tough competition in the beginning of the match, but 15 blocks and a .361 hitting percentage helped the Seminoles keep their momentum for a three-set sweep.