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TCU 2021 Football Season Preview

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Horned Frogs Upcoming Football Season

With summer being a slow time for Horned Frog sports we look forward to the upcoming TCU 2021 football season. Many changes have occurred throughout the entire Frogs athletic program, not just football. Here we preview the changes to the coaching staff and roster.

A Look into TCU’s Offseason

The TCU Horned Frogs finished the 2020 season with a 6–4 record winning their last five of six games. Head Coach Gary Patterson understands that the Horned Frogs must get back on track in 2021, or his job could be at stake. With the departure of Offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, TCU announced that Doug Meacham would take over as the offensive coordinator. Former TCU quarterback and Southlake High School graduate Kenny Hill will be the Horned Frogs’ new quarterback’s coach.

TCU 2021 Football Season Offensive Preview

With Doug Meacham taking over as the play-caller for the Horned Frogs offense, Junior quarterback Max Duggan will have to take a big step this year if TCU wants to get things on track. Duggan was TCU’s leading rusher in 2020 with 526 rushing yards and ten touchdowns in only ten games. TCU does have a solid running backs depth chart with Kendre Miller, Zach Evans, and Emari Demercado. Doug Meacham also gets wide receivers Quentin Johnson and Taye Barber back, who are excellent deep threats. TheHorned Frogsreturn nine starters on offense, and Gary Patterson has shown in the past how quickly he can make TCU a contender.

TCU 2021 Football Season Defensive Preview

With the departure of 1st team all-American safety Trevon Moehrig to the 2021 NFL Draft, Gary Patterson will look to cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson to lead the charge. Moehrig was honored with the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back. Hodges-Tomlinson, along with Memphis transfer TJ Carter will hold down the secondary for the Frogs. Hodges-Tomlinson led the Big 12 with 13 pass breakups in 2020, which ranked second in the country. Before 2020 TCU had a three-year run of leading the Big 12 in total defense. Don’t be surprised if defensive genius Gary Patterson has the Frog’s defense ranking among the top ten in the country this year.

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By: Campus Live Intern Jack Damon

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