By Daniel Durany, Dfwfootball.net
TCU will be starting the upcoming football season ranked #6 according to the Associated Press. The top 5 teams from the AP Polls are Alabama, Ohio State, Boise State, Florida and Texas. This is the highest pre-season ranking in school history. TCU’s previous pre-season high was #7 during the 1956 AP polls. Last year, the Horned Frogs became the Mountain West Conference champions as they finished 12-1 overall, 8-0 in the conference. Their only loss coming to hands of the Boise State Broncos in Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. They finished in top-10 for second straight season and third time in the last five years.
With all the accolades accomplished last year by the Horned Frogs, they still know there is unfinished business to get done. This year’s unfinished business is to win the national championship. The Horned Frogs average over 450 yards a game ranking them in top 10, while averaging nearly close to 240 rushing yards a game ranking them fifth nation, and averaging over 38 points a game. What scary about this offense is number of players returning for this year. TCU’s returns four lineman, three receivers, two running backs and quarterback. Balance is the key to the success on offense. They had four players who rushed for over 500 yards which includes quarterback, Andy Dalton rushing 512 yards. Dalton’s 29 wins ties Sammy Baugh for the most school wins in school history. He threw for 2,756 yards, completing nearly 62 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns. [Read more...]