Dykes said he was proud of the team’s ability to focus on things they couldn’t control. That’s what made his team special.
ARLINGTON, Texas — One of the big questions heading into the upcoming college football season in North Texas is whether TCU football can replicate last year’s success.
The Horned Frogs became the first Texas team to qualify for the College Football Playoffs in 2022, but lost the national title to the Georgia Bulldogs.
But no one can deny their Cinderella run.
And Sonny Dykes won the Coach of the Year award eight times in his first year as a coach at Fort Worth.
During the Big 12 Media Day At a press conference on Wednesday 12 July, Dykes said the challenge going into the new season will be finding the right formula to continue winning football matches despite these high expectations.
Dykes said he had fun last year and that the team’s slogan was “all steak, no sizzle”, meaning he didn’t care about standings or rankings or agreeing to chatter.
He said he was proud of the team’s ability to focus on things they couldn’t control. That’s what made them special, he said.
“We were better collectively than individually,” Dykes said.
And this year, Dykes hopes the team embraces the same mentality and the same level of commitment.
When asked how the loss of quarterback Max Duggan and running back Kendre Miller in the 2023 NFL Draft would affect his team next season, Dykes said the Horned Frogs now have leadership. said it needed.
Dykes said if the team can step up and find a player with the desire to lead, they will have success and “it’s going to be a great year.”
He also said his staff is full of great leadership.
“I think we share a vision of what TCU football wants to be. They certainly provide the resources we need…” Dykes said. “[I’m] I am very happy and lucky to be here and excited about this season. ”
Another part of Dykes’ game plan is to focus on defense. He said the Frogs have addressed this issue with their transfer portal selection.
In addition, some called TCU’s freshman class the best recruits of the Big 12.
Ultimately, however, Dykes said the team will only focus on winning football games and that how well they achieve that goal will depend on the field.
Dykes said TCU will push boundaries as long as it adapts, adapts, is creative and innovative in the currently expanding Big 12 conference.
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