2013 College Football Preview
OFFENSE: Matthew Tucker-TB, Aundre Dean-TB, Skye Dawson-WR, Corey Fuller-TE, James Fry-C, Blaize Foltz-OG, Josh Boyce-WR (NFL)
DEFENSE: Kenny Cain-LB, Stansly Maponga-DE (NFL)
WR Brandon Carter

Suffice to say, TCU is stacked on the defensive side for the upcoming season. Only one full-time starter departs and the entire group can lay the wood. They have the talents to bring pressure on quarterbacks, stuff the run and cover like a blanket.

Quarterback / Running Back

The quarterback situation isn't really a concern as much as it is a question as to whether Casey Paschall can take back the spot he lost with his suspension. The sophomore Boykin can run and has a strong arm but the veteran Paschall is bigger and more accurate. The handoffs get distributed fairly evenly among the running backs mostly due to injury issues. Will this be another committee approach or will one of them step up and take sole control of the ground game?

CB Jason Verrett
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB Trevone Boykin-So (6-2, 215) Casey Pachall-Sr (6-5, 230)
RB B.J. Catalon-So (5-9, 190) Waymon James-Sr (5-8, 203) / Aaron Green-So (5-11, 200)
WR Cam White-Jr (6-3, 200) Ja'Juan Story-So (6-4, 208)
WR LaDarius Brown-So (6-4, 220) Kolby Listenbee-So (6-1, 183)
WR David Porter-Jr (6-0, 197) Matt Brown-Jr (6-1, 190)
WR Brandon Carter-Jr (5-11, 186) Deante' Gray-So (5-10, 175)
TE Stephen Bryant-Jr (6-5, 240) Griffin Gilbert-So (6-5, 220)
OT Aviante Collins-So (6-6, 285) James Dunbar-Sr (6-6, 315)
OG Joey Hunt-So (6-3, 288) Brady Foltz-So (6-4, 325)
C Eric Tausch-Sr (6-3, 300) Joey Hunt-So (6-3, 288)
OG Jamelle Naff-So (6-4, 325) John Wooldridge-Sr (6-5, 310)
OT Tayo Fabuluje-Jr (6-7, 315) Halapoulivaati Vaitai-So (6-6, 308)
K Jaden Oberkrom-So (6-3, 187) Ryan DeNucci-Jr (5-10, 195)
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DE Jon Koontz-Sr (6-2, 265) James McFarland-So (6-3, 248)
DT Chucky Hunter-Jr (6-1, 300) Terrell Lathan-So (6-5, 280)
DT Davion Pierson-So (6-2, 305) Jon Lewis-Jr (6-2, 290)
DE Devonte Fields-So (6-4, 240) Matt Anderson-Jr (6-3, 250)
SLB Marcus Mallet-Jr (6-1, 227) Paul Dawson-Jr (6-2, 230)
MLB Joel Hasley-Jr (6-1, 223) Jonathan Anderson-Jr (6-3, 220)
CB Jason Verrett-Sr (5-10, 176) Keivon Gamble-Sr (5-10, 180)
CB Kevin White-Jr (5-10, 178) David Jenkins-So (6-1, 193)
SS Sam Carter-Jr (6-1, 215) Derrick Kindred-So (5-10, 210)
WS Chris Hackett-So (6-2, 195) Zach Jackson-RFr (6-0, 200)
FS Elisha Olabode-Sr (5-11, 193) Geoff Hooker-Jr (5-10, 186)
P Ethan Perry-So (6-4, 230) ..


  • Quarterback Trevone Boykin has competed about as well as anyone could have asked the redshirt freshman after getting thrown into the fire due to the quick suspension of original starter Casey Pachall back in early October. Boykin is durable, tough, has a big arm and can throw the deep ball but his accuracy just isn't there yet.
  • Casey Pachall has been reinstated to the team after being suspended for a DWI arrest last fall. Will there be a quarterback controversy now as Pachall is a pro prospect with all the tools. If he can shake off the rust this debate will rage on all the way up to the opener.
  • Injuries have not been kind to the running backs. Can 2011 leading rusher Waymon James come back from a season ending knee injury? If not B.J. Catalon was the state of Texas' No. 1 rated all-purpose back out of high school.
  • TCU employs a 4-2-5 defensive scheme that gets after people. The defensive line is an aggressive physical group and the secondary led by All-American cornerback Jason Verrett will have some very high expectations placed on them.
  • With only two significant players gone on the defensive side, head coach Gary Patterson is preparing to make this team a dominant force in just his second year as a Big 12 member. Everyone wants to know if TCU is capable of competing week-in and week-out in a BCS-aligned league. The answer will come next season as these Frogs are filled to the horns with experience and talent. Oh yea, and the head coach is still pretty good too.



Aug. 31 - vs. Louisiana State @Arlington, TX
Sept. 7 - SE Louisiana
Sept. 14 - at Texas Tech
Sept. 28 - SMU
Oct 5 - at Oklahoma
Oct. 12 - Kansas
Oct. 19 - at Oklahoma State
Oct. 26 - Texas
Nov. 2 - West Virginia
Nov. 9 - at Iowa State
Nov. 16 - at Kansas State
Nov. 30 - Baylor