Frogs Go Wild?

Posted by KilgoreTroutIII

Is Gary Patterson ready to roll the dice and unleash his Wild Frogs? (Not to be confused with basketball coach Jim Killingsworth’s Killer Frogs of the ’80s.)

With all the buzz about TCU’s dominating defense, don’t overlook the offense. In 2008, the Horned Frogs led the nation in time of possession and set school records for most points and most TDs. Seven starters return on offense, including Andy Dalton, a junior in his third year as starting quarterback. Last year, he scored eight rushing touchdowns and led an attack that scored 56 Tds and averaged 220 yards rushing and 201 passing.

But Gary wants more. And he thinks he has the recipe: lightning-quick receivers Jeremy Kerley and Jimmy Young (also both juniors), a stable of running backs led by Joseph Turner and the versatile Ryan Christian, and a splash of promising freshmen, including running backs Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker, and receivers Josh Boyce and Skye Dawson.

“In the past, a guy like Kerley played at one position,” Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Now he can play X, he can play Z, he can play Y. He can play all over the field. Jimmy Young can also play all over the field.”

The speedy, elusive Kerley is a big-play threat every time he lines up in the “Wild Frog” backfield. And Young is already one of the leading receivers in TCU history.

So, hang on fans; we could be in for a wild ride.


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