by Darren Boyd
The Baylor Defense is the Achilles Heel of the program. Last year Baylor Ranked last in Total Defense and Pass Defense in the Big 12. LB Bryce Hager is a tackling machine and DE Chris McAllister can get after the Quarterback. The Secondary uses small and undersized Cornerbacks in Joe Williams and K.J Morton both are 5'9. This is a problem with the bigger wide Receivers in the Big 12. The Defensive side of the ball did well in it's requiting class by landing DT Andrew Billings, who was also a top Guard prospect, and LB Brian Nance. I envision another 8 win season for the Bears this year, Their Offense will be cant miss TV but their Defense is too porous to make them legitimate Big 12 Championship Contenders.
August 31 at Cowboy Stadium. TCU had a solid recruiting class getting RB Kyle Hicks who was going to Texas but chose TCU late in the process. TCU's Offense gets a spark from the return of Waymon James after he injured a knee is week 2 last year. The WR Corp looks solid with Brandon Carter, Cam White and the 6'4 LaDuris Brown who had 5 td catches last year.
TCU's Defense is the strength of this team. The Frogs were the big 12 leaders in total Defense and rush Defense. Sophomore Devonte Fields is coming off of a 10 sack season. He had a rough spring though, first he was called out by Coach Patterson for his work ethic, then suspended for the first 2 games of the season for violating team rules/conduct. CB Jason Verrett is on a lot of NFL teams radars, he had 6 INTS last season. TCU is a tough team to gauge this season. I'm calling for a 6 win season this year for the Honed Frogs.