This is an interesting move, starting a guy that hasn’t played too many snaps over a few more experienced guys. But Harris seems more than ready.
Patterson said Harris will start at SAM (strong-side linebacker) against the Wildcats. Harris has been working with the first-team defense since the bye week. Wallow will remain as the middle linebacker.
“Really it’s gone very well,” Patterson said of Harris. “He’s a very knowledgeable guy. Processes fast. Good tackler.”
Harris has played in three games so far, mostly on special teams. He’s yet to record a stat.
Frogs need a win Saturday first, but beating the Horns could be massive.
Ranked 15th in the Associated Press’ national poll, Texas has won four of its six games this season. The Longhorns are 2-1 against their opponents from the Big 12. TCU boasts a 3-2 overall record and a 1-1 showing in conference play.
Texas will host Kansas this weekend while TCU has a trip to Kansas State on its schedule.
Texas owns a 63-25-1 advantage in its all-time series with TCU. The Longhorns, however, needed a 31-16 win last year to snap a four-game losing streak to the Horned Frogs. Texas last won in Fort Worth in 2013.
Getting the prelims back is great for TCU and Fort Worth.
The Cliburn began in Ed Landreth Auditorium at TCU but the finals moved to Will Rogers Auditorium in 1969 and eventually to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Preliminary rounds stayed at TCU until 2001, when Bass Hall opened and the entire event shifted downtown.
The Van Cliburn Concert Hall is part of a new $53 million music center. The 700-seat wraparound auditorium is designed by Portland, Oregon-based BORA Architects.
When it was the students’ turn to cross, however, the drivers then began waiting in a long line. And, after the light turned green, they kept waiting until the line of students came to a natural and definitive end.
This battle plays out, day after day, in the heart of TCU’s campus — one between two opposing forces both trying to get somewhere. It tends to be the worst in the minutes before classes begin, and can become especially bad in the morning before 9 a.m. or around noon.
The somewhat generational clash between residents and students has gone on for years, as long as University Drive has split through the heart of the TCU campus.
And, for countless local residents, it’s not trivial. It’s important.