How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

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  • Looking up at others (Baylor, KU)

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  • Middle of the pack (TTU, KSU)

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    How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    What kind of team do you expect TCU to be in the Big 12 over the next 2-3 years? Clearly, they've had a lot of success in their conference(s), but obviously they haven't played the same level of competition week-in and week-out that they'll face in either a 10 or 12-team Big 12?

    Will they be a team that is usually looking up at the others in the conference, like Baylor or KU? (they do resemble Baylor in mission and resources)

    Will they fit into the middle of the pack (like TTU or KSU), capable of the occasional breakthrough 10-win season, but usually bowl-worthy?

    Will they be consistently solid (like NU or TAMU) and capable of challenging the big boys like OU and UT on a regular basis?

    Would love to hear your thoughts on this?



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    They will be at least middle of the pack. Their recruiting is as good as TT and they have a solid coach. Program funding and better opponents will improve recruiting pitches. I think they will surpass TT in Texas recruiting.




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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    I don't think its really fair to say Baylor is looking up at others. They could be solid for many years now...

    I even think Kansas will be the most difficult bottom dweller for any conference the next couple years...



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    I would expect middle of the pack.

    I'm guessing that by adding TCU the Big 12 is going to try and use them to steal all the recruits that A&M use to receive. The Big 12 seems like it wants to do as much damage to A&M as possible in terms of bonuses it gives the SEC.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman05 View Post
    I don't think its really fair to say Baylor is looking up at others. They could be solid for many years now...

    I even think Kansas will be the most difficult bottom dweller for any conference the next couple years...

    You're right...it's hard to predict. I just included some current (and recent) Big 12 teams as a point of reference. Baylor's better than now than at any time in recent memory - but they've usually been pretty bad. Even KU had a 12 win season once (and as time passes, that year's team becomes even more bizarre to think about).

    Another way of thinking about it is: based on record, which current Big 12 team do you think TCU will MOST resemble over the next 2-3 years?



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Ummm...

    Not sure why you put TAMU ahead of TTU. TTU has been MUCH better in Big 12 play overall than TAMU.


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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    I just want to play them later on the season.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Ummm...

    Not sure why you put TAMU ahead of TTU. TTU has been MUCH better in Big 12 play overall than TAMU.
    I wouldnt say MUCH better like that. From Record vs. Conferences

    TTU- 69-51, average conference standing of 5.4 (avgd 3rd in the south
    TAMU- 65-57 average conference standing of 6.06. (avgd 3rd in the south)

    A virtual tie. Tiebreaker:

    TAMU played in 2 conference championship games and won 1. TTU has played in 0 CCGs.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I wouldnt say MUCH better like that. From Record vs. Conferences

    TTU- 69-51, average conference standing of 5.4 (avgd 3rd in the south
    TAMU- 65-57 average conference standing of 6.06. (avgd 3rd in the south)

    A virtual tie. Tiebreaker:

    TAMU played in 2 conference championship games and won 1. TTU has played in 0 CCGs.
    Still, they don't deserve to be in separate tiers.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Still, they don't deserve to be in separate tiers.
    That i wont argue with.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I wouldnt say MUCH better like that. From Record vs. Conferences

    TTU- 69-51, average conference standing of 5.4 (avgd 3rd in the south
    TAMU- 65-57 average conference standing of 6.06. (avgd 3rd in the south)

    A virtual tie. Tiebreaker:

    TAMU played in 2 conference championship games and won 1. TTU has played in 0 CCGs.
    Guess I thought TTU was higher above .500 than that.

    So is KSU ahead of TAMU? They've played in 3 CCGs and won 1. I think they won a BCS bowl at some point too, right?


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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    What TCU team are we talking about here - the TCU team from this year or the TCU team from the last decade? The latter, they're middle of the pack to upper. This year, they're looking up at a LOT of teams.


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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Texas Christian University has money out there. My wife had an offer in the mid 80's to run track there and turned it down. They take care of their athletes and make life pretty easy for them.
    With the move to the BIGXII, I see TCU's donations going up. Alot of people I know down in Ft. Worth are excited about this move. They absolutely hated where they are now and want to get out ASAP. They have expansion with their stadium and I can see it getting bigger if they show success in the BIGXII. UT,aTm and SMU have nice boosters but TCU has the money for success if it wants and needs it.
    I can see TCU becoming a contender for the BIGXII title within 5 years if not sooner.



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Guess I thought TTU was higher above .500 than that.

    So is KSU ahead of TAMU? They've played in 3 CCGs and won 1. I think they won a BCS bowl at some point too, right?
    KSU averaged 5.8 in the big 12, 3rd in the north. 04-08 really drags down their average

    (taking my stats from Big 12 Conference football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia btw)



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    Re: How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

    They'll probably have a couple years where they are a top 4 Big 12 team and then think they can hang with the SEC


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