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    Be Careful What You Wish For!

    Ever since the dismantling of the old Southwest Conference back in 1995, TCU has wanted to be in the Big 12. And now they finally are. But things aren't going so well for the Horned Frogs these days.

    Yesterday, the Horned Frogs men's basketball team was BLOWN OUT on their own court by Baylor, 82-56. The Horned Frogs are now 0-7 in conference play, and 9-11 overall. Suffice it to say, they look outclassed.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/col...in-in-rout.ece

    Combine the basketball struggles with the TCU football team's toughest season in over a decade, and it makes for tough times in Ft Worth. The Horned Frogs finished the 2012 football season with a 7-6 record, including a bowl loss to Michigan St.

    I know we ALL want to move up, but TCU is quickly learning how difficult it is to bring your "A" game every night in an AQ conference. Could the moral of the story be? "Be careful what you wish for."





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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    I am sure those Big 12 checks are helping to ease the pain of losing.


    TCU never has been that good consistently in BB. The football team had a weird season last year due to a number of factors. Even so, they did finish with a winning record. Give them a couple of more recruiting classes and I think they challenge UT/OU/KSU every year for the title. I think they will be fine after a couple of adjustment years.


    And yes, while we do need to "be careful what we wish for", I do not think that moving up to a better conference is one of them.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    Be careful what you wish for... like the LaTech fans rooting for the demise of the Big East... and the LaTech fans rooting for Boise State to return to the MW...

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    They are going to do just fine in football. They were always going to struggle in hoops.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    I'll trade places with them right now
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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    It will be interesting to see if 7-6 in the Big XII vs 13-1 in the MWC affects their recruiting any. On one hand, they are recruiting to a better conference. On the other hand, they are a middle of the pack team in that conference. They are now Texas Tech instead of BCS busters.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    If nothing else, the Big 12 makes for a much larger recruiting budget.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    It does show you how tough it is to play up every single night as opposed to once a year against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. They will be fine in the long run.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Ever since the dismantling of the old Southwest Conference back in 1995, TCU has wanted to be in the Big 12. And now they finally are. But things aren't going so well for the Horned Frogs these days.

    Yesterday, the Horned Frogs men's basketball team was BLOWN OUT on their own court by Baylor, 82-56. The Horned Frogs are now 0-7 in conference play, and 9-11 overall. Suffice it to say, they look outclassed.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/col...in-in-rout.ece

    Combine the basketball struggles with the TCU football team's toughest season in over a decade, and it makes for tough times in Ft Worth. The Horned Frogs finished the 2012 football season with a 7-6 record, including a bowl loss to Michigan St.

    I know we ALL want to move up, but TCU is quickly learning how difficult it is to bring your "A" game every night in an AQ conference. Could the moral of the story be? "Be careful what you wish for."
    Their basketball team is bad. That was known from the beginning of the year. Trent Johnson is a good coach (despite his struggles at LSU). It might take him a few years to rebuild things in Fort Worth. As far as football, it's about time Gary Patterson had an off year. That said, without Casey Pachall's DWI arrest, they probably beat Texas Tech and Iowa State and have a much better season.
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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    They had a really young football team that lost its QB early. They'll be ok in football.

    And they'd be just as bad off in b-ball if they were still in the MWC (and certainly in the current BE).

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    The two previous posts are correct. If their QB doesn't get arrested they have a good year.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    If "Ifs" and "buts" were like candy and nuts, we would all have a merry Christmas.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    I can't see them doing much better. UT and OU are at the bottom and can only get better.

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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    Quote Originally Posted by olddog75 View Post
    If "Ifs" and "buts" were like candy and nuts, we would all have a merry Christmas.
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    Re: Be Careful What You Wish For!

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    It does show you how tough it is to play up every single night as opposed to once a year against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. They will be fine in the long run.
    Actually, I don't think TCU "will be fine in the long run". I think TCU may revert back to the old "doormat" TCU we all knew in the Southwest Conference in the 1960's, 70's, 80's & 90's. People forget that TCU struggled mightily on the grid iron for 40 years before finally tasting success in the early 2000's. This "winning" stuff is still very new for TCU.

    As someone previously posted, OU & Texas will be back. Meanwhile OSU, Texas Tech, and KSU are better than ever. And because it's been a member of the Big 12 the last 17 years, Baylor has a huge head start on the Frogs. And West Virginia ain't going away.

    It's an uphill battle for TCU, any way you cut it. If they lose Patterson, the wheels could come off quickly.



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