2013 Record: 4-8 (2-7)
Bowl Result: No Bowl Game
Offensive Returning Starters: 7
Defensive Returning Starters: 8
Reasons to be Optimistic
Even though the Horned Frogs lose starting QB Casey Pachall, they still return 7 guys on the offensive side of the ball and they have former backup QB Trevone Boykin who has significant starting experience.
TCU returns their top RB BJ Catalon and top WR Josh Boyce. Trevone Boykin was also a large factor in the run game in 2013 and he should put up even better numbers if he starts every game in 2014.
TCU was stout on the defensive side of the ball in 2013 and they return 8 starters. The Horned Frogs will also have Devonte Fields back who played just 3 games during his forgettable sophomore season. Fields was outstanding as a freshman and he will look to have a monster year in 2014.
Reasons to be Pessimistic
Trevone Boykin will likely be the starter in 2014, but he wasn't great in his time as a starter last season. In 6 starts in 2013 Boykin threw for just 1,198 yards with 7 TDs to 7 INTs, and he had a tough time against Big 12 defenses.
The Horned Frogs had struggles with their O-line last season and this unit has lost three starters. The tackle spot with Aviante Collins should be ready to go, but the rest of the line has question marks.
TCU loses Jason Verrett who was one of the most talented defensive backs in the Big 12 last season, but there should be more than enough returning in the secondary to keep this unit towards the top of the Big 12.
Prediction: TCU should have a rebound season in 2014 considering the amount of talent they return on both sides of the ball. We know the defense is going to be solid and if Boykin can be serviceable the Horned Frogs should at the very least become Bowl eligible.
Record: 8-4 (5-4)