#17 TCU Horned Frogs

Andrew ReussContributor IAugust 22, 2009
Jimmy Young had a breakout season last year and will be the top WR for TCU in '09
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Alright, so last year TCU lead the nation in defense, this season they will look for the younger guys to fill the holes.

They lost Cody Moore, Jason Phillips, and Robert Henson to name a few. The Frogs run a 4-2-5 defense and Phillips and Henson were the two studs in the middle, they will be missed.

If one player in particular has to elevate his already great game it's Jerry Hughes. Hughes had a huge year in '08 as he recorded 15 sacks, and 19.5 tackles for loss. Hughes had a lot of help on the D line last year, therefore he was not constantly doubled. Although he will be doubled more this year I still think he can have another outstanding year and help the Horned Frogs hold their ground. Make sure to keep track of this kid because he is a beast and will go pretty high in the draft when he comes out.

Hughes will have to step up again this year as the frogs lost a lot of starters on defense
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The Frogs will look for their offense to carry them while the defense gets better game by game. If the defense can play well and find some players to fill the voids then they will be a very dangerous team.

Players to Watch: Jerry Hughes, Jimmy Young

Projected Record: 9-3

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