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2011 TCU Preview: Defense, Special Teams

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2011 at 10:18 am

“Best in the nation”– it’s beginning to feel like a birthright for the TCU defense, which has brought home that hardware three years running.  No team has done it four times running, at least not since the NCAA started keeping stats.  Every year the savants say TCU must replace too much talent to do it again, and (so far) the savants have been wrong, and then wrong again.  Can the Frogs make history, while (again!) making other teams cry?

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TCU 2011 Outlook– Defense

Posted by    |    June 7th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Gary Patterson’s defenses have been the stingiest in the nation three years running; to claim a fourth consecutive title, TCU’s redshirt freshmen in the secondary will have to grow up fast, and the new starters on the defensive line will have to live up to their billing.  All of this uncertaintly doesn’t seem to have ruffled any feathers in Fort Worth.  “Over the last fourteen years we’ve taught it the same way,” Patterson said early in the spring. “The same coverage got taught today, blitz package, yesterday we taught the tackling drill without pads on. You have to have a starting point, you got to see how much a team can grow in fifteen days.”

Senior end Braylon Broughton looked good this spring. (more…)

Fourth Annual Purple Wimple Awards

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2011 at 11:39 am

Purple Wimple Player of the Year: Andy Dalton  

No single Horned Frog since LT has come to define TCU’s success over multiple years like Andy Dalton has defined it since 2008.  The red-head saved his best for last, his QB rating exceeding 166 this season, while turning in the fourth-best rush totals on the team.  Jeff Ballard’s best mark was 138 in ’06, with significantly less effective running.  And when it mattered most– on the road at Utah, and in the Rose Bowl– Dalton was near perfect.  He said all year that he and his team wished most to win another chance in the BCS, and to make the most of it, and they did just that.  En route, Dalton made the fast-rising signal callers at Baylor and Utah look silly.  The quarterback led his team to a second consecutive perfect regular season, and in sharp contrast to last year, Dalton took his team onto his shoulders in the bowl, and led them to victory.  The senior thoroughly outplayed his counterpart Badger, who had won the senior quarterback award for the season.  “I knew everything they were doing,” said Dalton of the Badgers.  Wisconsin’s quarterback, in contrast, couldn’t thread the Frogs coverages often, on those pass attempts when he wasn’t being slobber-knocked by purple-clad defensemen.  In end Dalton held the better trophy: Rose Bowl Offensive MVP.  Likely he’ll enter the NFL as a draftee.  TCU will miss this senior’s experience more than any other’s in years.  (more…)

TCU 38, Air Force 7

Posted by    |    October 24th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

The Air Force Falcons continued their now-venerable tradition of collapsing against TCU when playing in Fort Worth. The Frogs doubled up the Falcons in almost every statistical category.  For the first time in the Wimple’s game-watching memory, TCU never punted in a game. (more…)