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TCU Crushes Texas To Set Up An 11-1 Season, And It Feels Like 2011 Again

Remember the 2011 college football season? It was atypical in that it provided a regular-season rematch in the BCS National Championship Game (Alabama-LSU in the Superdome), but it was a rather normal season in this respect: The TCU Horned Frogs won a conference championship. This represented normal business for head coach Gary Patterson and the juggernaut he had formed in the Mountain...
Via The Student Section
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Fast Food Chain Whataburger Has Taken A Side In The Heated Baylor vs. TCU CFP Debate

Baylor or TCU? Head to head win or better resume? The debate over which of these potential Big 12 co-champions has been one of the hottest topics in college football over the last few weeks, with the Bears and Horned Frogs jockeying for a College Football Playoff spot. One local business has taken a side in this debate. Whataburger, a burger restaurant from Corpus Christi, Texas...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas fast-food chain takes sides in College Football Playoff debate

The hottest debate in sports right now is which four teams should be in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. In the Big 12, it is a two-horse race for a spot between TCU and Baylor, with the Horned Frogs leading the way as they are ranked No. 3 currently compared to the Bears' spot at No. 6. While typically it's common practice for a company to not take sides, the Texas...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowlsby not picking sides in Baylor-TCU debate

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is one of the most powerful men in college athletics, which is why it's surprising he's been such a shrinking violet when it comes to advocating for his teams in the College Football Playoff. After fully endorsing an ad campaign that touted "One True Champion" beginning at Big 12 media days, Bowlsby is embracing the likely scenario of the league having...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

'Body of work' for TCU, Baylor in playoff chase

There is a significant gap between TCU and Baylor, even with their identical 10-1 records and both in position to share the Big 12 title. With one game left before the playoff selection committee sets the matchups Sunday for the new four-team playoff, the Horned Frogs are ranked third. Baylor is sixth, even with a 61-58 victory over the Horned Frogs. Chairman Jeff Long has repeatedly...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: TCU coach may take players' phones to limit distractions

The TCU-Baylor debate has made headlines all week, but Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson wants to make sure his players are only focused on beating Iowa State.  "I may take their cellphones and put them in a bag," he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We've done it before, like at the Rose Bowl. We did it before we played Oregon State [in 2011] because we were playing in town and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU-Baylor debate: Who most deserves Big 12's playoff spot?

WACO AND FORT WORTH, Texas -- A purple billboard on University Avenue a couple of blocks north of TCU’s campus serves as an ironic monument to the thorniest debate of the 2014 college football season. Below an enormous version of the Big 12’s familiar logo read the words: “Big 12 Conference” and “One True Champion.” The 10-1 Horned Frogs will be Big 12 champions if they...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 TCU tries to avoid slipping up vs Cyclones

Fourth-ranked TCU has it easy this weekend, relatively speaking. All the other College Football Playoff contenders are playing ranked teams this weekend. The Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 3 CFP), on the other hand, will wrap up their regular season Saturday at home in Fort Worth, Texas, against lowly Iowa State (2-9, 0-8). They hope to hold onto their spot in the selection committee...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevone Boykin catches TD pass on trick play

How’s this for style points? TCU ran this awesome trick play on its second drive during today’s game against Iowa State. Horned Frogs QB Trevone Boykin took a snap and threw it backwards to WR David Porter, who then turned back to Boykin and threw the ball to his signal caller. The play completely caught Iowa State off guard, and Boykin then scampered 55 yards down the sideline...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Trevone Boykin catches TD pass on TCU trick play

TCU scored first on this play and now they hold a 24-3 edge against Iowa State in the third quarter… TCU strikes first as the Horned Frogs go deep into the playbook. #ISUvsTCU http://t.co/sjFqfKr2lv — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 6, 2014
Via The Student Section
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Boykin, No. 3 TCU crush Iowa State, now await playoff fate

Trevone Boykin passed for a career-high 460 yards and caught a touchdown pass as No. 3 TCU earned at least a share of the Big 12 championship and kept its playoff bid alive with a 55-3 victory against lowly Iowa State on Saturday. The Horned Frogs (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) came into championship weekend ranked third in the College Football Playoff selection committee's rankings. TCU was...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Patterson Makes Classy Point About UAB When Asked About Possibility Of Missing Playoff

How would TCU head coach Gary Patterson react if his Horned Frogs got left out of the College Football Playoff after an often-dominant 11-1 regular season? Well, it stands to reason that the fiery coach wouldn’t be happy, but when asked about that scenario following TCU’s 55-3 season finale win Patterson kept some perspective.  Would Patterson be mad if they get left out? “I...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU RB Aaron Green On Why Horned Frogs Should Make CFB Playoff: “Because We’re The Best”

When arguing for TCU to earn a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, you could talk about how the Horned Frogs are 11-1, have won seven straight games and possess one of the country’s top-three offenses and top-20 defenses.  Or, you could take a simpler approach, the approach taken by TCU running back Aaron Green following his team’s blowout victory against Iowa State...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should TCU Get Style Points For Beating Up a Crappy Team Iowa State Team?

With a spot in the first College Football Playoffs on the line the TCU Horned Frogs had an easy one on tap Saturday with Iowa State. There was actually more to lose by not winning in convincing enough fashion than to gain in just winning period. So to make sure they got some 'style points' the team pulled out one heck of a trick play:A double pass that saw the ball end up back in...
Via FatManWriting
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU adds Big 12 title to list of accomplishments

The TCU Horned Frogs can do no more to add to a resume they hope earns them a spot in the College Football Playoffs. They feel like they did enough in the first 11 games of the season and Game 12 Saturday against Iowa State was no different. The third-ranked Frogs (11-1, 8-1 in the Big 12) added the title of Big 12 co-champion to their slate with a 55-3 thumping of the Cyclone at...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: Who is the fourth playoff team?

From the fans’ viewpoint, it had to be done.  The BCS solved nothing at the end of the day; it soon became evident that the BCS would be a stepping stone to a college football playoff.  So, as fans, we get a four team playoff with two semi-finals pitting 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3.  This will settle everything, right?  Through the course of a regular season, four teams will clearly...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 left out: Baylor, TCU not in 4-team playoff

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) So much for all the debate about Baylor's head-to-head victory over TCU. The College Football Playoff Committee left both Big 12 co-champions out of the top four. After weeks of talk about whether the Bears or Horned Frogs deserved to be in the playoff, Baylor was fifth and TCU was sixth in the final ranking Sunday.The Frogs had been ahead of Baylor in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Says The Conference Was Penalized For Not Having A Conference Title Game

The final College Football Playoff rankings were not kind to the Big 12. The conference’s two 11-1 squads — Baylor and TCU — were passed over for Ohio State and left out of the Playoff completely. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called in to ESPN’s College Football Playoff selection show today, and said that he believes that the Bears and Horned Frogs were punished because...
Via College Spun
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU, Baylor Players Were Not Happy After College Football Playoff Snubs

College football’s new four-team playoff system was supposed to eliminate the controversy surrounding who deserved to be the best team in the nation. Try telling that to TCU and Baylor. The two Big 12 schools felt the wrath of the selection committee Sunday, as both found themselves outside the Top Four in the commitee’s final rankings. The Bears...
Via NESN.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Says He Would Have Put TCU Into The Playoff Over Baylor

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has come under a bit of criticism over the last day because of the conference’s decision to name Baylor and TCU co-champions. While the Big 12′s mantra this year has been “One True Champion,” the conference’s decision to go with co-champions may have cost it a spot in the College Football Playoff. Today, Bowlsby appeared on “The Dan Patrick...
Via College Spun
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU's Gary Patterson is AP Big 12 Coach of Year

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU's Gary Patterson is The Associated Press coach of the year in the Big 12 Conference. The Horned Frogs (11-1) claimed a share of the Big 12 title in only their third season in the league. TCU and Baylor were co-champs. Patterson got 17 of 20 votes in the balloting by media members who cover the Big 12 on a regular basis. The award was revealed Tuesday....
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU's Gary Patterson named AP Big 12 coach of the year

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Defensive-minded coach Gary Patterson knew he was going to make changes after TCU's first two seasons in the Big 12 Conference. What a difference they made in year three. The Horned Frogs last year had a 4-8 record filled with close losses before Patterson hired new co-offensive coordinators to install a more spread, up-tempo scheme. They were still one of the...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 can solidify flimsy resume in bowl season

The last month of the season, TCU fans had two favorite teams on Saturday: The Horned Frogs and Jerry Kill's Minnesota Golden Gophers. The playoff committee's top 25 just couldn't quit Minnesota, and the Golden Gophers finished the season in the top 25 after going 5-3 and finishing second in the Big Ten West.  By the end of the season, metrics told us the Big 12 had inched closer...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU Gives Gary Patterson New Deal, Extends His Contract ‘Through The Decade’

TCU’s Gary Patterson had one of his best seasons as head coach, elevating a Horned Frogs team that went 4-8 in 2013 to the doorstep of the College Football Playoff this season. As a reward, and to try to ensure that he won’t jump ship to a bigger program, TCU has extended Patterson. While the school hasn’t disclosed the specifics of the deal, Patterson will be under contract...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TCU gives Patterson new contract

FORT WORTH, Texas –€“ The TCU Horned Frogs will head to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl as co-champs of the Big 12 and as a team that narrowly missed on a trip to the College Football Playoffs. They'll also do so with a head coach that has a new contract. TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte said that coach Gary Patterson was given a new deal Sunday that will keep him as the TCU...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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