The fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs have gone 6-0 to start the season, and one of the team’s all-time greats thinks they can achieve ultimate greatness by the end of the year.
Former TCU running back LaDainian Tomlinson said in a video interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday that TCU can “absolutely” make the College Football Playoff this season, considering how the team has played on both sides of the ball.
“The defense has been one of the strong points of the team,” Tomlinson said in the interview. “Kenny Hill is playing fantastic and those two — that combination of a good quarterback and a defense playing well — usually translates to a lot of wins.”
Tomlinson, the former All-American who played at TCU from 1997-2000, will be honored during TCU’s homecoming game against Kansas on Saturday.
TCU has reached the 10-win mark four times since 2010. The most recent was in 2015, when the Horned Frogs finished with 11 wins.
The first half of the season has indicated — as Tomlinson mentioned — that TCU has all the components necessary to make a run at a Big 12 title and possibly much more. The Horned Frogs still must face No. 9 Oklahoma on the road in November, but have already defeated two ranked opponents this season.
The next task will be taking care of the Jayhawks, who have played TCU to less than seven points each of the past three years despite being heavy underdogs. TCU is a 39-point favorite heading into the Saturday night matchup.