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This team started off on a bad note in a close loss to Baylor. However, they beat Boise State and won the the Mountain West Conference.
The Horned Frogs should've earned a little more respect considering how they went to the Rose Bowl last year and beat Wisconsin. They also went to the Fiesta Bowl the year before that and had a great game with Boise State.
I believe that both TCU and Boise State deserve a pass when it comes to the conference they play in. They do try to get out and schedule tougher competition, but they can't play USC or Ohio State, for example, if those respective teams aren't willing to play them.
This will change next year for TCU, at least, as they move to the Big 12.