How will TCU fare in the Big 12?

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How will TCU fare in the Big 12 over the next 2-3 years?

  1. Looking up at others (Baylor, KU)

    14 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. Middle of the pack (TTU, KSU)

    86 vote(s)
    67.7%
  3. Consistently solid (NU, TAMU)

    27 vote(s)
    21.3%
  1. Mizzoulander

    Mizzoulander Member

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    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?
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. cyman05

    cyman05 Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  4. megamanxzero35

    megamanxzero35 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Mizzoulander

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    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?
     
  6. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Ummm...

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

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    I just want to play them later on the season.
     
  8. alarson

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    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.
     
  9. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Still, they don't deserve to be in separate tiers.
     
  10. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    That i wont argue with.
     
  11. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  12. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. BTYamsac

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    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.
     
  14. alarson

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    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)
     
  15. GMackey32

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    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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  16. istater7

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    can't wait to kick their *** in basketball!
     
  17. Ace000087

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    TCU in football with Patterson will be pretty solid... the donors here in Fort Worth are going to really step up and support this school. They have money. I think they bring parity to the BigXII for recruiting in the long run, which is a good thing. The DFW market is saturated with recruits. Don't think they won't steal a few athletes from OU, TX, and TT from now on.
     
  18. TykeClone

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    at home.

    And where is the "better than Mizzou will do in the SEC" option?
     
  19. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I think they will demolish TT in terms of Dallas area recruiting. Judging by message boards, TTU fans are the only ones who don't like the move. Must be a reason why.
     
  20. ISUAgronomist

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    That's what really surprised me. Their $175million stadium upgrade is paid for 100% by donations. That's getting it done as donors.
     

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