The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"It’s a mission. One down, next one up."

My beloved Horned Frog are for real! I've been a Frog fan since I was a boy and stepped onto the field at Amon G. Carter. I was instantly hooked. Twice a National Champion (waaaaay back when FDR was in his first term) and eventually banished to oblivion when the Southwest Conference was imploded, the TCU Horned Frogs are back, Baby! They had a good run a few years ago with Ladanian Tomlinson in the backfield, but coach Gary Patterson has put together a true team and has these Frogs focused on higher ground.

7 and OH! They are 58 and 1 when they allow 17 points or less. That's just insane! The Frog defense is making that stat work in their favor. Only once this season have the Frog's 'Fense given up more than 17 and that was against Texas State who they manhandled 56 - 21.

After hammering #16 BYU 38 - 7 in front of a sold out Homecoming crowd of 64,601 at LaVell Edwards Stadium and rubbing salt in the wound by breaking a 13 game home conference record winning streak for The Cougars, TCU is now #8 in the BCS rankings. The BCS deck is definitely stacked against them because of their conference and strength of schedule. But unless the wheels totally come flying off, there is a decent chance The Frogs will be playing on New Years Day with Rose colored glasses. That my friends would be a very Happy New Year!

They have 5 games remaining against UNLV, San Diego State, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico. They should have no trouble going undefeated... on paper. Real world is a different story, but it does look promising. The team is healthy and Gary Patterson has them motivated.

In the words of Horned Frogs WR Jeremy Kerley, "It's a Mission. One down, next one up."

You gotta believe.


Anonymous said...

Go Frogs!!! and Bridgeport's own Colin Jones played a great game!!!

Jarhead said...

Patterson's "speed kills" philosophy on both sides of the ball coupled with that no huddle offense they run the second they detect fatigue in the opposing defense is brutal.

I'd put them up against any team in the nation this year.

Jarhead, TCU '97