“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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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.”