A random, too-soon look at next fall, sans the inevitable injuries, suspensions and other pratfalls of the too-long interim.
- - -
|11-2 (6-2 Mtn. West, 2nd)|
|Past Five Years|
|48-13 (30-10 Mtn. West/C-USA)|
|Returning Starters, Roughly|
|12 (5 Offense, 7 Defense)|
|Tommy Blake was an obscure sort of "above average" until his two-sack demolition of well-regarded Northern Illinois tackle Doug Free in the bowl game made him a very lucky sort of all-American. Had seven sacks, led the Mountain West in tackles for loss and is, in fact, quite fast when necessary.|
|A relative late-comer to ubiquitous hook-fingered Texas hand signs, TCU also puts in a fairly weak entry to the oeuvre: the index and forefingers extended and hooked, to form a "gig," as far as I can tell, which makes little sense for a team represented by the very animal most often gigged to embrace. Unless, that is, it’s a Superfrog, I guess.
|Bizarre Item of Dubious Interest|
|Of the many, many gibberish-laden chants nationwide, TCU employs a cheer with likely the highest nonsense-to-actual-word ratio anywhere:
Rif Ram:By my count, that’s 15:2 in favor of made up monkey utterings, outpacing even Ole Miss’ blasted "Hotty Toddy," without – because it’s acoustically impossible – being nearly as irritating. I’m sure SMU partisans agree.
Riff, Ram, Bah Zoo
Lickety, Lickety, Zoo, Zoo
Who, Wah, Wah, Who
Give 'em hell, TCU
|March 12: Tulane||March 13: Baylor||March 16: UCLA||March 20: Kentucky|
|March 21: Oregon||March 22: Arizona State||March 23: BYU||March 27: Missouri|
|March 28: Troy||March 29: Iowa State||April 3: Alabama||April 4: Akron|
|April 5: Cincinnati||April 9: UL-Monroe||April 10: Army||April 11: Syracuse|
|April 18: Florida||April 20: Southern Miss||April 25: Southern Cal||May 1: North Texas|
|May 3: SMU||May 8: Nevada||May 14: Tennessee||May 21: TCU|
|May 24: Notre Dame||May 29: UAB||May 30: Georgia|