Are TCU Horned Frogs Cut Out for Big 12?

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The jump to the Big 12 for the TCU Horned Frogs and Gary Patterson has been a much ruder awakening than you would have expected.

After four straight seasons of 11 wins or more, including a 13-0 season in 2010, stumbling to 7-6 and then 4-8 after changing conferences looks awful. Not only has it been bad for the Horned Frogs, but it’s been bad for all mid-majors in college football as it has reaffirmed the belief Power Five fans have had that mid-majors aren’t cut out for a full season of college football at that level.

Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson before the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

But look beyond the record and you can see things aren’t as bad as they may seem.

TCU could have just as easily gone 8-4 last year as they went 4-8 had a few more breaks gone its way, but it lost four games by a field goal or less.

Can they turn the corner? Patterson has returning talent all over the field, which is good news. But he’ll have ti fix some key issues facing the team if the Horned Frogs are to get back to a bowl game this year. Continue to Next Slide for Offense

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