TCU Horned Frogs Football Season Preview History
2011 TCU Football Preview:
TCU has been among the best teams in college football in recent years, and before they make the jump to the Big East in 2012, the Horned Frogs will have to prove once again that they belong atop the rankings. With a the loss of a few important players from last year's 13-0 squad, it may be difficult to repeat the success, but there's no telling what head coach Gary Patterson has up his sleeve.
Perhaps the biggest departure is quarterback Andy Dalton, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. He will be replaced by the inexperienced sophomore Casey Pachall, who saw limited time his freshman season. Luckily for Pachall, last year's leading receiver, Josh Boyce will be returning.
Although the Horned Frogs offense was certainly one of the best in the country, its defense was what really set it part from the rest of the country's teams. Senior Greg McCoy will lead the defensive backfield and linebacker Tank Carder is returning as well after a stellar junior campaign. It will be hard to live up to the 12 points per game the 2010 squad gave up, but they will certainly come close.
2010 TCU Football Preview:
It will be nearly impossible for the TCU Horned Frogs football program to improve upon its results from last season, but fans will sure be expecting it. The 2009 champions of the Mountain West Conference finished with a 12-1 record - their lone loss coming against Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl - to finish with a # 3 national AP Poll ranking.
The team has now competed in five consecutive BCS bowl games, and won three of them. Entering 2010 as one of the top teams in the nation, the Horned Frogs bring back quarterback Aaron Dalton, who may be TCU's biggest star since NFL sensation LaDainian Tomlinson.
In 2009, Dalton threw for 2,756 yards, 23 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Proving he could perform on the ground as well as in the air, he also compiled 512 rushing yards and three TDs. Perhaps his greatest attribute is a flair for the dramatic. The TCU signal caller executed game-winning drives against Clemson and Air Force down the stretch last year to help keep his team undefeated throughout the regular season.
After setting a single-game attendance record at Amon Carter Stadium last year, TCU will be looking to fill the seats again when they open their season against Oregon State on September 4.
2009 TCU Football Preview:
Head Coach: Gary Patterson
The TCU Horned Frogs will once again be a great college football team in 2009. TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson has built the Horned Frogs into a top team in the Mountain West Conference and a perennial National Championship contender. TCU will rely on a stingy defense and opportunistic offense to take down their 2009 opponents.
2008 TCU Football Preview:
Head Coach: Gary Patterson
The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs football program has proven itself to be one of the best teams outside the major conferences in the last ten years. Gary Patterson has an incredible record (54-20 as of 2007) as he carries on the winning tradition stared by Dennis Franchione. Carter Stadium will roar 44,000 strong this season as TCU fans look for the Horned Frogs to win another conference title and vie for a BCS Bowl bid.