Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the TCU season with what you need to know.
– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
– Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
– What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
– Recruiting Class Analysis | Schedule Analysis
– TCU Previews 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
2018 Record: 7-6 overall, 4-5 in Big 12
Head Coach: Gary Patterson, 19th year: 167-63
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TCU OFFENSE
– Well that didn’t work. The same TCU program that was around the 7,000-yard total offense mark on a regular basis had a rough year in 2017, and fell off the map last season with just 4,779 total yards while averaging fewer than 24 points per game. Injuries were a problem, mediocre quarterback play hurt, and the painful inability to move the chains was a killer. Turnovers, no downfield passing game, and seven of the last ten games with 17 points or fewer – there’s work to do, and it starts with …
– The quarterback play has to be better. Shawn Robinson was just okay, got hurt, and transferred to Missouri. Penn transfer Mike Collins and Grayson Muehlstein were serviceable, and star talent Justin Rogers simply wasn’t healthy enough to do anything. The hope is for Rogers to soon heal from a slew of injury issues, but Kansas State transfer Alex Delton has to step in and be a factor right away. If he’s not great, freshman Max Duggan will get thrown to the wolves.
– The rest of the parts are in place. Four starters return to an offensive front that led the Big 12 in pass protection, the 1-2 rushing punch of Sewo Olonilua and Darius Anderson is dangerous, and Jalen Reagor is a big-time playmaker who can change a game all by himself. More key parts have to rise up in the receiving corps, but the ground game should be stronger.