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TCU News: “As long as they eat, we all eat.”

And Ross Blacklock is ready to EAT after last season’s injury.

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Disregard TCU DT Ross Blacklock at your own risk. ‘Forget about me. I love it.’ | The Star-Telegram

Oh angry Ross... that has to be a good thing for purple people.

These are two 300-pound linemen who have the ability to create inside penetration. That should bode well and open up rushing lanes for the outside ends replacing two NFL talents in L.J. Collier and Ben Banogu.

TCU will be looking to players such as Ochaun Mathis and Shameik Blackshear to provide the edge rush, and ideally replicate a unit that ranked second in sacks among Big 12 teams last year (2.69 per game).

“Ochaun and Shameik are two fast guys on the outside, they remind you of L.J. and Ben,” Blacklock said. “It’s important for me and Corey to get that push to make those sacks and push that quarterback up.

“If they get a sack, I get a sack. I’m happy. As long as they eat, we all eat.”

5 bold predictions for TCU in 2019: A major award for Jalen Reagor; starting time for a freshman QB? | Sports Day

Dean thinks Darius is primed for a big year.

Two prime examples: A career-high 160 rushing yards and three touchdowns at No. 6 Oklahoma State in September 2017, and more recently a 154-yard, two-touchdown outing last fall vs. No. 4 Ohio State. May we remind you that Patterson said Anderson wasn’t even at full strength against the Buckeyes? A healthy Anderson with a far more experienced O-line in front of him could open the window for plenty of fireworks.

QB Alex Delton is already making a great impact for TCU | 247 Sports

Patterson and Delton quickly connected, and that’s great for everybody.

He’s already learning those same kind of values from Patterson.

“Since I’ve been here I feel like he’s impacted me in a way that I feel like I can talk to him,” Delton said of Patterson. “I’ll be in the film room and he’ll come in to talk to me for 20-30 minutes and that means a lot to me for him to be personable as a head coach. That has meant a lot to me.”

“It’s nice to know your coach thinks highly of you and it keeps you motivated knowing he has trust in you on and off the field. It means a lot coming from Coach P.”