If Dixon gets the Frogs back to the NCAA Tournament this year, they should move up the ladder in 2020.
16. TCU: Gary Patterson and Jamie Dixon
Combined career record: 563-227 (.713)
Patterson has been a Fort Worth force for a long time, compiling 167-63 record and transitioning nicely from the Mountain West to the Big 12. Dixon is starting to bring some of his Pitt prowess there, too.
If the Frogs are looking to shore up their secondary recruiting, they have some good options.
Cornerback – Kenneth Harris | Caldwell Parish (LA) (2020)
Harris has great size at 5-foot-11.5, 170-pounds. He didn’t run the forty at the camp he attended but that didn’t matter as he did a great job of locking down receivers in 1-on-1’s. He’s long and TCU is looking for a tall cornerback in the class. He doesn’t have an offer from the Frogs, but I believe after his camp performance that he is on their radar.
What a fun little stroll down memory lane. For TCU fans, that is.
That was the case for TCU’s senior core on the defensive front. Four months after the Cheez-It Bowl, defensive end L.J. Collier became a first-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks, while the forces behind him — linebackers Ben Banogu and Ty Summers — heard their names called in the second and seventh rounds, respectively.
The Horned Frogs’ defense wasn’t just nasty. It was a seasoned group of veterans who had competed against and defeated Pac-12 schools (Oregon and Stanford) in two of their previous three bowl matchups.
TCU’s postseason experience up and down its defense mounted even more pressure on Cal’s offensive playmakers, at the time held together by duct tape and a freshman quarterback eager to prove himself in the final chapter of 2018.