Experienced Horned Frogs look to build on last year

Last year the TCU Horned Frogs moved into the Big XII Conference and wanted to take the world by storm. But once they got deep into conference play, they had a rude awakening. TCU learned the lesson most big conference teams already know, it is tough to go week after week agianst good competition without any real break. TCU never really had that problem before in the Mountain West Conference, they had a few weaker teams to beat up on. Not to mention starting losing starting quarterback Casey Pachall suspension early in the year. That makes it seem like an amazing feat finishing the year 7-6.

Luckilly for TCU, Pachall returned to school in January and looks to lead the Frogs this year. Hopefully with all of his legal troubles behind him, he can go through the season and show the Big XII what they were hoping to see last season. He enters this season with the #1 pass career efficney among active qb’s in the football bowl subdivision. But Pachall won’t have to rely on his arm alone, he will have Sophmore Aaron Green as his running back who played in 12 games as a true freshman at Nebraska. But Gary Patterson likes to platoon his runners, so look for Senior Waymon James and Sophmore BJ Catalon get some carries also.

The Horned Frogs will once again be bringing in one of the top recieving corps in the Big XII, Pachall will look to put up impressive numbers with returning players like Brandon Carter, Cam White and LaDarius Brown running routes. But they have also added Florida transferJa’Juan Story and Wyoming transfer Josh Doctson who will both look to be impact players throughout the year. Pachall will have plenty of weapons to handoff and throw to around the field, and there will be a few holes to fill on the offensive line, but this unit looks to put up improved numbers from last year and will look to give Casey all the time he needs in the pocket.

Gary Patterson was the defensive coordinator before taking over as head coach, so expect the TCU defense to be stellar this season and help the Frogs stay close in some games. Each unit is more experienced this year and look to build on a good first season in the Big XII and build on it. This team will know what it takes to win the tough conference game and make their case as one of the best in the country. This year TCU is top to bottom more experienced and understands what the grueling Big XII schedule can do to a team each year. If this team can stay healthy, look for the Horned Frogs to be hanging out near the top of the conference.

8/31- LSU- L
9/7- SE Louisiana- W
9/12- At Texas Tech- W
9/28- SMU- W
10/5- At Oklahoma- L
10/12- Kansas(HC)- W
10/19- At Okla St.- L
10/26- Texas- L
11/2- West Virginia- W
11/9- At Iowa St.- W
11/16- At Kansas St.-W
11/30- Baylor- W
2013 Record: 8-4