Saturday, October 26, 2013

Longhorns return to Fort Worth

Today, Texas makes its first visit to Fort Worth since 1994 for a matchup of the "revamps."

Texas and its revamped defense versus TCU and its offense that features a different play-caller and maybe even Casey Pachall.

In addition, to those plot elements, keep these in mind:
  • The TCU defense vs. the UT running game
  • Case McCoy vs. the TCU front four - Frogs gotta bring the pressure!
  • TCU's running game vs. UT's defense. Did you see the BYU game? Sure an updated defensive scheme but still the same players.
  • Weather - It could be wet!
Kick Em High!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Needing wins, speaking of losses

As we hit the halfway pole of the season and head to Stillwater for a return engagement of Pickin’ & Grinnin’ at Boone Pickens Stadium, here are some things to grind on:
  • The Frogs’ next two opponents — Okie State and Texas — both have open dates before they play the Frogs. Welcome to the Big 12.
  • This Frogs-Cowboys matchup features two very mobile quarterbacks who’ll be tracked copiously throughout the game. Job 1 for the defenses will be containing them.
  • These two defenses are tough against the run.
  • Key matchup: OSU’s wide receivers vs. the TCU secondary. This could be fun.
  • The Frogs need to run the ball in this one. Waymon James and B.J. Catalon need a minimum of 15 touches each. Load up and pound it.
  • Big wide receivers for big plays – TCU has four big wide receivers: LaDarius Brown, Cam White, Josh Doctson and Ja'Juan Story. A mix of them on the field at the same time will help Trevone Boykin. To hit a receiver, a quarterback must first find them. So make it easy.
  • Did you know that back in the day, Oklahoma State was actually called Oklahoma A&M?
Finally, I want to mention that we lost a great Horned Frog in the last week: Herb Zimmerman, Class of 1952. A two-time All SWC performer for the Frogs in the early 1950’s, Herb went on to a great coaching career before launching a second career as a real estate developer and rancher. Herb coach in Texas high schools at Weatherford and Mount Pleasant and then went on to become one of the best defensive coordinators in college football, working for John Bridgers at Baylor and under Hayden Fry at SMU. Herb was laid to rest earlier this week in his hometown of Mount Vernon. He as 83 and he will be missed.

Make is a great weekend.

Kick ‘Em High!