You can find my methodology and my offensive selections here. On that article, you’ll also find links to the AP and Coach’s All Big 12 teams.
Let’s get to it.
Posted by Barking Carnival | December 6th, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Posted by Ezra Hood | 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?
Posted by Ezra Hood | 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.”
Posted by Ezra Hood | February 8th, 2011 at 11:35 am
Kibbles and bits about the freshly inked classes of recruits of TCU and its opponents:
Air Force is an out-of-state school that flexes the Texas connection better than most of the others. Its 13 Texan signees (caveat: because AFA signees must jump through more than the usual number of hoops actually to enroll at the Academy, its incoming freshman class is not known until fall) are tied with OU for the second biggest class of Texans enrolling elsewhere. Oklahoma State inked 24 Texans. The Falcons also signed six quarterbacks (quite to Gary Patterson’s tastes). Tim Jefferson and Connor Dietz are a senior and a junior, respectively, so expect at least a couple of these freshmen to remain quarterbacks in college. Many of the Falcons’ commits would have attracted a lot more offers if they had a couple more inches on them. The classic case: QB Dano Graves is a MaxPreps national player of the year, accounting for 85 touchdowns last seasons (good grief!). And he’s 5’9″ and got one 1A offer. He took it. (more…)