HeartlandCollegeSports.com: TCU defense proves it’s ready to shine again in 2017

TCU linebacker Travin Howard (left). (Photo by Matthew Postins/RoadTripSports.com)

One thing became clear Saturday against Arkansas — TCU’s defense is Big 12-ready.

The Horned Frog defense went up against a big, burly SEC offensive line, one that featured three 300-pounders and perhaps the best center in the college game, Frank Ragnow. Since last season ended, TCU head coach Gary Patterson has asked his entire football team to get tougher, especially up front. It was necessary, he believed, if these Horned Frogs wanted to play for more than just a mid-tier bowl game.

He reminded us of such after Saturday’s 28-7 win over Arkansas.

“I told you guys in the offseason that we had to get back to getting physical,” Patterson said.

Read the rest of the article at HeartlandCollegeSports.com, my new home for Big 12 football coverage. Click here or use the Tweet below.

 

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