With just about every team having concluded spring practice, ESPN's Mark Schlabach has put out yet another meaningless preseason Top 25 poll. He's got TCU in at #6, though, so maybe I'll give him some slack, as long as he doesn't have any errors in his write-up of the Frogs:
The Horned Frogs might rely on their offense more than their defense this coming season, which will be a change of pace in Fort Worth. TCU has nearly everyone coming back on offense, although All-Mountain West Conference GUARD Marshall Newhouse will be sorely missed. The holes on TCU's defense are more glaring after linebacker Daryl Washington, defensive end Jerry Hughes and cornerback Rafael Priest left. The linebacker corps might be a big problem area if projected starter Tank Carder doesn't recover quickly from shoulder surgery. Quarterback Andy Dalton and running backs Matthew Tucker and Ed Wesley lead what should be a very potent running attack. TCU must survive a Sept. 4 opener against Oregon State at Cowboys Stadium, as well as MWC games against BYU at home on Oct. 16 and at Utah on Nov. 6, to match last season's success.
Maybe I'm nit-picking, but if you watched enough of a top 10 team like TCU (as a writer with the influence of Schlabach ought to), shouldn't you know pretty well who the three-year starting, All-Conference left tackle is? Maybe it was an honest mistake, though. I can appreciate that, as I'm sure I've written all kinds of un-factual crap on this blog out of my own ignorance. The difference is, I guess, that I don't get paid to do this and the words I write here don't have the affect on pollsters that Schlabach's do.
Hey, #6, though...I'll take it.