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TCU News: “it will be good for us to take the next step and find out how we respond”

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The bye week is challenging for a team coming off of a loss.

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‘Accountability is the biggest thing right now.’ How TCU football will get back on track | The Star-Telegram

There’s a lot of high character kids in the locker room, now can they translate that to wins?

For now, though, Patterson seems pleased with the locker room and chemistry that has been built throughout the offseason.

As a senior captain, Iwuagwu understands the frustration that may come after losses but feels the team will get back on track.

“Accountability is the biggest thing right now,” Iwuagwu said. “We have to hold guys accountable. Like I said, it starts with the O-line. If we just do our job, we can be successful.”

Added junior linebacker Garret Wallow: “I feel like this bye week will be a challenge, but it will be good for us to take the next step and find out how we respond for the next seven games.”

High school football: TCU commit, Sapulpa QB Eli Williams out for season after suffering knee injury | The Oklahoman

Deja Vu for TCU Football...

Quarterback Eli Williams suffered a season-ending knee surgery in Sapulpa’s 55-40 win against Bartlesville on Friday.

Williams, a TCU commit, announced Tuesday night on Twitter that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus and partially tore his medial collateral ligament, ending his high school career after five games his senior year.

Williams was strong this season in leading the Class 6A-II No. 4 Chieftains’ offense during a 4-1 start. He passed for 452 yards with four touchdowns while rushing for 509 yards and eight scores.

Is Darius Anderson the next great TCU running back? | With the First Pick

Anderson is certainly strong enough to improve his pass-blocking, and could be a day two pick if things play out the right way.

Not only is Anderson great as a pure runner, but he has some receiving chops as well. They don’t do it a lot, but TCU gets creative and lines him up out wide. The production you’d like isn’t there, only averaging two receptions (10 total) per game, but he has good hands and operates well in the open field.

As it stands, Anderson’s biggest weakness is currently his pass blocking. He has a hard time identifying where the blitz/pressure is coming from and often comes up late on blocks. When he does pick up the rusher, he usually goes for a cut block.

If he isn’t able to show improvements in his pass blocking it will be hard to imagine him being picked any earlier than Day-3. If that’s the case, Anderson will be a great value pick; what he brings as a pure runner and pass catcher will make any team happy.