Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Football Preview Season

'Tis the season for football previews. Here're several already out for TCU or the MWC, with commentary:
CFN's mammoth preview of the MWC, team by team, position by position, etc. is now out. It's a little too TCU and BCS centered, believe it or not, but it's got lots of good information.
The most thorough TCU preview is ESPN's Blue Ribbon preview (there's one for every D1 team).
Here's one listener's review of Coach Patterson speech at the Fort Worth Rotary Club in July.
KF.C's David May previews the team for spring practices.
Feisty's depth-chart after spring drills, and another look with recruiting in mind.
SMQ: oddly, SMQ treats Jackson as the only game in town for QB at TCU. He does discuss the top three in the league with more insight than most other commentators, combined. Also SMQ on SMU, BYU, Baylor, Wyoming, Texas, and others as they come.
ESPN: a team-by-team blurb through the MWC; QB battle, Hodge, Brown, O-Line and receivers highlighted.
ESPN, again: two three-part story-lines for the MWC. TCU gets both first mentions-- will the Frogs follow Boise State to the BCS? How powerful will the re-loading go this year?
ESPN, yet again: a focus piece on Tommy Blake and Chase Ortiz
Athlon: ranks TCU at 25, with a short preview.
Lindy's ranks TCU at 15, with a short preview, and speculates that one loss to Texas shouldn't keep the Frogs out of the BCS.
USA Today/CBS.Sportsline: spring report; highlights the QB battle, Hodge, Stewart, Young.
CollegeFootballNews (and Fox Sports) has previews up for BYU, Utah, San Diego State and UNLV. As they're posted, each preview for Colorado State, Air Force, Wyoming, New Mexico, TCU, Baylor, UT, Stanford, and SMU will be linked to each school's name in this list.
Yahoo sports previews the top ten toughest road schedules, naming Utah, TCU, and BYU to the list.
Rivals previews TCU ranking 33, citing primarily non-BCS status and a new QB for the low position.

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