The No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs started the season unranked before climbing into the top 10.
TCU didn’t have much national attention after a down year last season. Dan Wolken of USA Today says ignoring the Frogs was a mistake from the start.
“While it’s true we didn’t exactly see this coming, we should have expected nothing less,” Wolken said.
Citing TCU’s record in years after a losing season — 11-1, 12-1 and now 4-0 — Wolken says the Frogs feed off Gary Patterson’s energy. Patterson was hampered by a knee injury last season, and got knee replacement surgery in the offseason.
Now, he’s filled with the fury and boundless energy that turned TCU “from a novelty act on the national stage to consistent achiever in a Power Five conference,” as Wolken wrote.
In 2017, the slogan is “Eyes Up, Keep Climbing.” If history continues like it has, TCU will climb to very high heights this year.
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