Gary Patterson

18. TCU

TCU might be the new guy on the block, but the Horned Frogs have plenty of experience against Big 12 competition in recent seasons, matching up against and beating teams such as Oklahoma and Baylor. How will they handle the week-to-week schedule? Maybe better than some think. The Horned Frogs are 8-3 against top-25 opponents since 2008, and coach Gary Patterson spent the offseason studying up on the Big 12, watching video of every Big 12 game in the past two seasons on his laptop.
-- David Ubben, ESPN.com Big 12 blogger