Thursday, October 6, 2011

Is this real life?

We've speculated about it for oh, about sixteen years now. Could TCU be joining the Big 12? CBS' Brett McMurphy is reporting that the league has invited TCU and the school is expected to join in time for the 2012-2013 school year.

32 comments:

Sir Wesley Willis said...

What was all that one in a million talk?!?

LENEtown Fizzle said...

froner!

LOLfolding said...

I hope CDC isn't going to put up with Texas' shit.

Rotten Arsenal said...

I'm so numb to realignment talk that I'm not even sure I care where we end up as long as there is still football to watch at AGC.

Frogger98 said...

Wow, I don't even know what to think. So much hate for UT and Baylor already. Can it even grow more?

I always thought going to the Big 12 would be a mistake. However, now I am not so sure.

I guess someone was saying there was a chance, though.

VikingFrog said...

What better way to extrapolate your hate than to take on your rivals every year.

Bumblebeetuna said...

Uhhhhh big 12? Meh

Jimbo Frog said...

STOKED

VikingFrog said...

Anyone who doesn't think this is a good idea for the frogs is kidding themselves. This puts more butts in the seats of Amon G, creates more fans in the metroplex, creates away games that fans like me (that are at the beginning stage of their career and don't make enough to fly to away games) can travel to.

Also I found this funny

@TheFakeESPN A&M gets an invite to the SEC, TCU gets an invite to the BIg 12, Texas Tech gets an invite to Google+

EdK said...

I'm going to HATE losing to OU every blankety-blank year.

And to think I almost went to Syracuse instead of TCU...

Rotten Arsenal said...

As long as it means we never have to see CUSA refs again, I'm all in.

Rotten Arsenal said...

What makes you think we're going to lose to OU every year?

Gray-ish Purple said...

Awesome news! X2 what viking said...

Sir Wesley Willis said...

I'll be honest - losing to SMU sucks, but SMU making it publicly known they wanted the Big 12, and then the Big 12 saying "good game, but nish nish, we still want TCU" makes it go away

EdK said...

Ok, RA, if not OU, the UT. As great as the Frogs have been and will be again, it's pretty freaking hard to run the table in the Big 12-10.

I'd much rather worry about WVU every year than OU, UT and even OSU.

Kelly said...

So excited!! This makes so much more sense for TCU than the BE did.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Yeah, but think of it this way, we've done a pretty effing good job of recruiting good players that GP & co make even better and that's without much hope of playing in a national championship. Now, we can pretty much offer the same things UT and OU can to recruits.

There has been an interesting phenomenon going on in college football over the last few years that doesn't get as much talk. Good players want to play and so there are more and more players who would rather go to a school with less of a chance at winning the big (fake) prize so that they can just play. Coaches like Mack Brown and former coach Pete Carroll love to sign anybody they can just so that they can prevent opponents from getting them. But I think players that could start at most programs don't have an interest in riding the bench most of their career.
This is a big reason why Texas didn't want us. Unlike Baylor (sans this year... sort of), we've shown that we can build a great team without AQ conference tools. Now, we are on even more equal ground and those guys that once were deciding between UT and TCU (Johnathan Gray) might go the other way more often.
Not saying it will happen, but I have no fears of becoming another Baylor.

Gray-ish Purple said...

@EdK, if we are as good as we think we are/are looking to become then playing these schools will not only make us better as a team but what do you think would look better to outsiders, beating a highly ranked UT or OU or a middling Pitt or WV team? We won't have to run the tables in order to get a good bowl, but when we do we will have a much clearer claim to a shot at all the marbles...

Rotten Arsenal said...

So, say Mizzou leaves, that puts the Con back to 9... hearing rumors that there are still talks to bring in Louisville and possibly a package of them plus West Virginia and Cincinnati.

Frogger98 said...

I agree - TCU cannot be afraid to play the big boys. Other schools have to do it and GP has shown he can coach and recruit. Now that the playing field is leveling off - I cannot wait to see how competitive TCU will be.

Slay Purple said...

I concur. If you want to be the best you have to beat the best. We were not going to play near the competition that we will get to play now. There might be some growing pains, but this will sure as shit make every game of the season exponentially better.

FrogHorn07 said...

I think in the Big-12 we will be about the level of Texas Tech and Kansas State... occasionally a good year, regular bowl games, middle of the conference team.

While in the Big East (IF they retain AQ status) we would be a Va Tech (I know they are ACC) type school... high rankings, BCS games and preseason NC hype.




Just

VikingFrog said...

FrogHorn07: call us middle of the road. Hell, call us the worst team in the Big 12. Just don't ever compare me or my team to anyone or anything from Texas Tech.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Are y'all really letting this season cloud your judgment that much? It won't be a clean slate every year but lumping us with goddamn Kansas state? Get a grip.

FrogHorn07 said...

Sorry for that I do HATE Tech and all they stand for (like dumb fans and that cow shit smell). I am just saying K-State and TT almost had BCS seasons, KSU lost to A&M in the championship and TT lost in Norman. And I just don't see us competing for a conference championship more than twice a decade in the Big 12-3+TCU-Mizzou=Texas. But I am a constant pessimists, I predicted losing to Wisconsin and you saw what happened there (the happiest day of my life!). I hope to be proven wrong yet again! Either way I will still bleed purple. (FYI K-State was good for a while and you can't knock a school that produced GP)...

Rotten Arsenal said...
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Rotten Arsenal said...

We came from nothing and in less than 15 years went from 1-10 to a #2 in the country Rose Bowl winner. We have been mentioned as (longshot) NC contenders. And we've done that while picking up Big Schools' recruiting scraps and playing in conferences that don't get fair exposure (deserved or not).
Despite the (close) losses this (rebuilding) year, we are not Baylor, who has had the supposed advantages of AQ status and are only now having an above average season for the first time, nor are we SMU who, while getting better are probably still years away from the status we actually have now.
We are TCU and we have shown that we will figure out a way to win regardless of what stands in our way.

Tanner said...

i kind of agree with froghorn07, and i'll add that i was excited for some louisville and cincinatti hate rising from the cusa ashes. i have faith we can compete, but competing in the BE would give us a BCS game, and "competing" in the big12 will get us a...not bcs game. i.e. we will have to have a stellar year.

but it is what it is, and i am excited about it. go frogs!

NurseFrog31 said...

I'm of two minds about this one. For one thing, I'm so excited to bring back some old rivalries, stick it to some teams (Baylor and Tech... you can run but you can't hide, bitches), and getting to travel to away games.

But on the other hand, I HATE the idea of being under UT's thumb and dealing with arrogant UT and OU fans year in and year out. I've already had people telling me that our presence brings nothing to the Big 12, we're a C level team, our basketball team sucks (?), attendance smack talk (!), and other stupid nonsense. I hope CDC at least tells them to can the LHN first.

Slay Purple said...

No we aren't going to win the Big 12 Championship every year, but thats what happens when you get to a more competitive conference. With A&M out of the picture who do you think will becomes UT's biggest non-OU rival. This is what GP has been building towards since he started here. Its the reason he didn't bolt when he had the chance to get a "better" coaching position. He has turned this program around, built us a new arena & gotten us in with a damn good conference. Ill be damned if he leaves TCU before getting us a National Championship.

Go Frogs

Tanner said...

Purple Burt Reynolds +1

purpleheart said...

The BE won't do anything for helping our program out. We'd play crap schools and with that kind of schedule who cares if we'd get a BCS game. We'd still be called a second rate team. TCU has all the ability to play with and beat the big boys. Why the hell would you not want to see your team actually get a challenge every so often. I'm sick of watching our boys play diddley-winks-middle-of-nowhere-goat-patch football school every weekend. I for one would like the chance to say my team is damn excellent and have them prove it every weekend! And I'd more than love for some family rivalry as EVERYONE else in the family went to UT.