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TCU News: “There’s gonna be a lot of reasons for those guys to be highly motivated.”

The Houston Cougars are going to be amped up for first Big 12 game in TDECU Stadium

Mike Leach's influence on full display when Holgorsen, Dykes clash in Week 3 | Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Mike Leach sent Dana Holgorsen to Houston and Sonny Dykes to DFW to recruit for the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the turn of the century. Over 20 years later, the two lead those respective programs into an historic Big 12 clash in Week 3.

2023 Week 3 Game Preview: TCU Horned Frogs @ Houston Cougars | Underdog Dynasty

This is a moment years in the making. Since Houston first learned of its Big 12 admission, the Cougars have recruited bigger in terms of size and better in terms of stars — all in preparation to compete in this new conference. But Holgorsen understands that this transition season is by no means a finished product of what Houston should look like in the league for years to come. Still, the goal of emerging victorious at home remains the same.

Week 3: Big 12 power rankings | The Daily Texan

Sitting at 1–1 after defeating Nicholls 41-6, quarterback Chandler Morris has big shoes to fill of former quarterback Max Duggan before TCU starts Big 12 play this week against Houston.

TCU Football: Keys to the Game, Week 3 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As Sonny Dykes and the Horned Frogs are coming off their first win of the 2023 season, they will look to get the ball rolling when they open Big 12 Conference play away at the University of Houston. Despite a 41-6 thrashing of Nicholls State, there is still an abundance of work to be done and improvements to be made.

To be successful against the Cougars on Saturday, the Frogs need to contain Donovan Smith, spread the ball, and win the line of scrimmage.

TCU's Namdi Obiazor finding fit at linebacker | 247Sports

Headlining the improvement was linebacker Namdi Obiazor, who led the team with 9 tackles in the win. A converted safety, Obiazor has been a bright spot for the Frogs’ this season as he leads the team with 15 tackles and also had a blocked field goal against Colorado.