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In the latest release of the Amway Coaches Poll, Alabama, Penn State, Georgia and TCU were ranked Nos. 1-4.

We have some things to sort through, here, after the weekend brought a slew of upsets. Penn State received a bump from No. 3 to No. 2 despite sitting out on bye this week, while Georgia and TCU both jumped into prime position for potential Playoff ranking down the road if they don't trip up. Ohio State (No. 6) and Miami (No. 7) also saw slight rises in the top-10. And then there's the negative carnage from all the losses -- Clemson fell from No. 2 to No. 8, Washington fell from No. 4 to No. 12 and poor, poor Wazzu plummeted from No. 9 to No. 18. Auburn, meanwhile, dropped from No. 11 to No. 21. One team to watch that's beginning to creep on the top-10: USF has slotted up to No. 13.
Source: USA Today
Oct 15 - 1:45 PM

TCU redshirt senior RB Kyle Hicks had 16 carries for 58 yards and five catches for 50 yards in Saturday's 26-6 win over Kansas State.

What a strange, frustrating season it's been for TCU's star runner. Hicks missed the first two games of the season due to an injury sustained in August camp. He returned in Week 3 against SMU -- where he was injured again -- and sat out the upset of Oklahoma State. After the bye week, Hicks returned to run for a team-high 71 yards in last week's win over West Virginia. He's clearly running ahead of Darius Anderson, who had a mere two totes on Saturday.
Oct 14 - 7:49 PM

TCU redshirt senior QB Kenny Hill completed 27-of-37 passes for 297 yards in Saturday's 26-6 win over Kansas State.

To win this game comfortably, the Horned Frogs needed little else but for the clouds to clear long enough for the game to end. The game featured a three-hour weather delay before the opening kickoff and another shorter weather delay in the fourth quarter. Though Hill didn't throw for a score, he ran for one. The 297 yards were his second highest passing total of the season (behind the 365 he threw for against SMU). He's done enough to get a look in a training camp next summer. During the spring, famous QB coach George Whitfield Jr. said Hill is "definitely ... [is] going to have every chance to play on Sunday."
Oct 14 - 7:47 PM

TCU redshirt senior QB Kenny Hill completed 15-of-28 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown and caught a 48-yard touchdown pass in Saturday's 31-24 win over West Virginia.

Hill did not excel in any one category on Saturday, but he had his fingerprints all over the game thanks to his athletic versatility. Most noteworthy was his 48-yard touchdown catch on a trick play, with WR KaVontae Turpin hitting him up for that score in the closing seconds of the third quarter. While Hill has been held under 230 yards passing in four of five games this season, he has done a much better job with ball security than last year, when he threw 13 interceptions. The redshirt senior has tossed just three picks during the current campaign.
Oct 7 - 8:23 PM

Rivals recruiting analysts Rob Cassidy and Woody Wommack pass along that LSU could focus on trying to flip TCU four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Justin Rogers.

Along with Florida State, Alabama and Auburn, LSU was one program pining after five-star QB Justin Fields, who committed to Georgia on Friday. Rogers (6'4/180) has been pledged to the Horned Frogs since the end of May. The Tigers have a bit of a homefield advantage, here, as Rogers -- Rivals' No. 45 overall prospect in the 2018 class -- resides in Bossier City, Louisiana. However, that in-state advantage has lost at least a little of its luster since Ed Orgeron took over for Les Miles as head coach last autumn.
Source: Rivals
Oct 6 - 9:14 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson expects redshirt senior RB Kyle Hicks (undisclosed) to be part of the running back rotation on Saturday against West Virginia.

After suffering the undisclosed injury in Week 3 against SMU, Hicks sat out the upset win over Oklahoma State before the bye week. Patterson said Hicks should be back on the field against the Mountaineers, though Hicks won't function as the bellcow. "I think we just have to be smart," Patterson said. "I don’t think it needs to be a 20-25 carry game with him. I think he needs to work himself back into all of it." Hicks is listed as the co-starter on the depth chart this week along with sophomores Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua. Against the Cowboys, with Hicks out, Anderson went off for 160 yards and three touchdowns. "It’s good to have a guy like Darius that’s really come on," Patterson said. "And Sewo and [Kenedy] Snell. [Shaun] Nixon’s had a couple reps. So it’ll be by committee as it’s always been."
Source: Diehards
Oct 3 - 3:34 PM

TCU OC Sonny Cumbie was named Athlon Sports' Offensive Coordinator of the Week for his game-plan in Saturday's win over Oklahoma State.

"The Horned Frogs pushed all of the right buttons behind Cumbie to dominate the time of possession and keep the Cowboys on the sidelines," writes Athlon's Steven Lassan, later adding that "Cumbie has found the right balance between big-play ability, efficiency and utilizing the ground attack to control the line of scrimmage and time of possession." TCU owned a time-of-possession advantage of 39:04 to 20:56 in their upset of the Cowboys. They also scored on all six of their red-zone possessions.
Sep 26 - 10:52 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson believes that redshirt senior RB Kyle Hicks (undisclosed) will be able to play against West Virginia on October 7.

Hicks missed the first two games of the season due to an injury sustained in August camp, returned against SMU -- when he was injured again -- and sat out this past weekend's upset of Oklahoma State. TCU is on bye this week, giving Hicks additional time to heal. He and Darius Anderson will split carries against the Mountaineers next time out assuming Hicks is healthy enough to play.
Sep 26 - 9:03 PM

TCU senior C Patrick Morris is expected to miss four-to-five weeks due to an undisclosed injury.

"He’s a really tough kid, so I won’t be surprised if it’s sooner rather than later," said Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson. The 6-foot-3, 289-pounder initially sustained the injury during the third quarter of Saturday's win over Oklahoma State. While losing your starting center for a month is never optimal, TCU at least has an experienced option to fall back on. Senior Austin Schlottmann -- who made 11 starts at center last season -- will work in Morris' place moving forward.
Sep 26 - 7:19 PM

TCU redshirt senior RB Kyle Hicks (undisclosed) could return to practice this week.

The Horned Frogs are on bye this week, so Hicks (5'10/210) will get at least another two weeks before TCU takes on West Virginia. He missed last week's game against Oklahoma State with the undisclosed injury. If he can't go, it'll mean more carries for Darius Anderson against the Mountaineers.
Sep 25 - 7:58 PM

TCU junior CB Julius Lewis will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury suffered in practice.

Lewis is the team's No. 2 corner, so it is a big loss. It is the second straight year where Lewis misses time, as he dealt with an Achilles injury last season. Jeff Gladney and Tony James will fill in.
Sep 25 - 8:13 AM

In the latest release of the AP Top-25 poll, TCU and Georgia saw rises to Nos. 9 and 7, respectively.

Georgia is up from No. 11 and TCU up from No. 16 thanks to respective wins over Mississippi State and Oklahoma State. A casualty of these rises came in the form of Ohio State, with the Buckeyes being knocked from No. 10 to No. 11. Elsewhere in poll excitement, two new faces joined the fray on Sunday, with West Virginia and Notre Dame slotting in at Nos. 23 and 22, respectively.
Sep 24 - 2:49 PM

TCU sophomore RB Darius Anderson was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week for his showing against Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Anderson helped fuel TCU's upset of the Cowboys with 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including a 42-yard scoring dash in the closing minutes which more or less iced the game. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder has rushed for 422 yards and six touchdowns in four contests this season.
Sep 24 - 2:08 PM

TCU redshirt senior QB Kenny Hill completed 22-of-33 passes for 234 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 44-31 win over Oklahoma State.

Hill was not the driving offensive force behind the upset -- that ended up being Darius Anderson, who rushed for 160 yards and three scores. Still, the redshirt senior managed to avoid turning the ball over to the killer degree that he did last season. The 4-0 Horned Frogs have a bye week before they play their next game, that one set to come against West Virginia.
Sep 23 - 7:31 PM

TCU sophomore RB Darius Anderson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in Saturday's 44-31 upset of Oklahoma State.

Anderson (5'11/205) had the starting gig to himself in this one, as Kyle Hicks sat due to an undisclosed injury concern. He more than carried the weight of the expanded workload, averaging 6.15 YPC in the victory. He scored in each of the final three quarters of the game, with his breakaway 42-yard touchdown with 2:45 remaining essentially putting the contest to rest after Oklahoma State had drawn to within six points. Anderson has posted a stellar 422 yards rushing and six touchdowns in four games. The 4-0 Horned Frogs will be off on bye next weekend, with a home showdown against West Virginia set for the following Saturday.
Sep 23 - 7:22 PM


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