The TCU Horned Frogs will face their toughest challenge yet heading into the 2012 season as new members of the Big 12 conference.
The Frogs have been one of the most successful programs in the last decade and will finally get their chance to play with the big boys after dominating in Conference-USA, the WAC and the Mountain West for years.
The step up in competition presents TCU with a great opportunity—no longer will detractors be able to make any argument against the Frogs based on schedule. An undefeated season in the Big 12 all but guarantees a spot in the championship game (or four team playoff when that format rolls around).
However, the perks of playing in a power conference also provides new challenges. Just like any team, the Frogs enter this season with plenty of questions that will need to be answered as the season progresses.
These are the questions that will shape TCU's season.