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2008 TCU Horned Frogs Football Preview

2008 TCU Horned Frogs season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official TCU Horned Frogs football preview as well as the 2008 TCU Horned Frogs Football Schedule. Get Free football predictions against the sportsbooks college football betting line.

Coach: Gary Patterson (8th year at TCU)
Team Name: Horned Frogs
2007 Overall Record: 8-5
Returning Starters: 15

For the TCU Horned Frogs (8-5 overall, 4-4 MWC), the 2007 season included a 20-17 overtime loss to the Air Force and three other loses by seven, five and three points. After posting a wining mark, the Horned Frogs played Houston in the Texas Bowl. They beat them 20-13.

In his freshman season, QB Andy Dalton (371 ATT, 222 COMP, 2,459 YDS, 10 TDs, 11 INT) threw for the second-most single season yards in school history. As the season went on, his accuracy improved. Junior backup QB Marcus Jackson is also solid. Wideouts Walter Bryant, a senior, and Jimmy Young, a sophomore, are considered to be the go-to guys this season. Senior RB Aaron Brown is one of the most talented and athletic players in the conference, but he has durability problems. A reliable back up is needed. The offensive line is hearty and tough.

On defense, the line and secondary have both lost premium players. But there’s a lot of talent and depth on the D-line and the young safeties may be some the best the Horned Frogs have ever fielded. Senior nosetackle James Vess, who was suspended last season, is back. Opponents will have to double-team Vess to stop him. Middle linebacker Jason Phillips (87 tackles, 58 solo), now a senior, is one of the most talented players in the league.

Two losses, one versus Oklahoma and the other against BYU are predicted. Beating either, especially BYU, would be huge. On November 6, the team travels to Utah for a swing game.

In 2004, Gary Patterson’s (62-25 in seven years) team hit a bump in the road, securing just five victories and missing a bowl invite. And although the team’s win total in 2007 did not rival their 11 victories in 2006, it was good enough to get them to the post-season. Patterson has a strong group of recruits on hand and sound units on both sides of the ball. This club will give BYU a run for its money when it comes to the conference title.

TCU Horned Frogs Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Aug 30
New Mexico
Away
Sep 6
SF Austin
Home
Sep 13
Stanford
Home
Sep 20
SMU
Away
Sep 27
Oklahoma
Away
Oct 4
San Diego State
Home
Oct 11
Colorado State
Away
Oct 16
BYU
Home
Oct 25
Wyoming
Home
Nov 1
UNLV
Away
Nov 6
Utah
Away
Nov 22
Air Force
Home

 

For more info on the 2008 TCU Horned Frogs football program, view the Horned Frogs website or read up on the rest of the non BCS ncaa football teams below.

 

2008 Non BCS Football Team Previews

Here is where we list some other teams from non bcs conferences. Each link gives our individual team preview for the college. Coverage includes teams from the WAC, Mountain West, Conference USA, & Independents. For all BCS teams visit our 2008 college football preview page.

Is this the year a Mountain West team like Utah, TCU, or BYU are BCS busters? Or is a WAC school like Boise State or Pat Hill's Bulldogs going to steal a spot from a major conference. For a more broad look at these teams view the Non BCS Conference Teams Preview page of Maddux Sports.


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