Posts Tagged ‘James Dunbar’

TCU 2011 Preview: Offense

Posted by    |    August 29th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Gary Patterson told SI.com that the way to have a good defense is to have a good offense.  No joke– the guru of defense gurus in college said,

“The biggest stat for me, as long as you are not giving up big plays, is the amount of plays that you are on the field. We have averaged less than 60 plays. … It is more of a team concept. … you have to be able to control the football and get people off the field. I have always felt like if you play a 60-play game and 30 of those plays you had a better call than what the offense did, then you are limiting them to 30 plays to be able to score and do things. The less time they spend on the field, the better.”

Sounds simple, when Andy Dalton, Jake Kirkpatrick, Marcus Cannon, Jeremy Kerley, and Jimmy Young are all on the field.  But with a new crew taking the reins, will TCU still be able control the football? (more…)

TCU 2011 Outlook– Rushing Attack

Posted by    |    June 7th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

TCU 2011 Outlook- Rushing AttackTCU replaces all four of these four of these starting linemen for 2011: Cannon (61), Kirkpatrick (76), Vernon (78), and Roth (70). 

Aside from the obvious replacement issues that face the Frog offense at quarterback and wide receiver, perhaps the most pressing part of the present rebuild is on the offensive line.  Starters gone are Rimington winner Jake Kirkpatrick at center, draftee and cancer-survivor Marcus Cannon at left tackle, stalwart Josh Vernon at right guard, and one-year wonder Zach Roth at right tackle.  These seniors take 97 starts with them into the record books. (more…)