The TCU Horned Frogs are without question one of the teams that are expected to compete for a National Championship, and Gary Patterson has high expectations. Unfortunately, the defense has not started practice off very well. He made it clear that he isn’t happy with their performance thus far, and even went so far as to say that they couldn’t beat any team that they have on their schedule this season.
“Defense didn’t come prepared today,” Patterson said. “Right now, we couldn’t beat anyone on our schedule. But we’ve got 26 days to figure it out”
Offensively, the Horned Frogs will be just fine during the 2015 season. They were one of the most dynamic offenses last season, and they are expected to have the same amount of firepower if not more this year. Patterson knows that if they can get their defense to the level that he is hoping for, they are going to be nearly impossible to beat.
There is a lot of young talent on the TCU defense that has to learn quickly with the season closing in. Youth can make or break a teams season, and that could be the case with the defensive unit for the Horned Frogs this year.
TCU has been a defensively dominant team over the recent history of their football program, and they are hoping to continue being that type of football team. Patterson is an excellent defensive coach, and he has plenty of time to get things turned around. While there is reason for concern, it is also very likely that they will end up being just fine.
One thing is for sure, and that is the fact that TCU’s offense can carry them forward even if the defense comes up a bit short of what they were wanting.
That being said, it will be very interesting to see how the defense looks to open the season. TCU will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers to start their season on September 3rd, which will be a good test right off the bat. Patterson is hoping that his defense can be in gear by then, and he will be riding them hard in the practices remaining until then.