Sporting News: Will TCU be TCU? Or will they try something different? Sooners expect changes in Big 12 rematch

Sporting News: Will TCU be TCU? Or will they try something different? Sooners expect changes in Big 12 rematch

NORMAN — TCU coach Gary Patterson is a veteran of 18 college football campaigns. His track record is proven, his methods stand the test of time and his concepts are successful.

So do the Horned Frogs look like the Horned Frogs on Saturday when they rematch with No. 2 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game? Or does Patterson scrap his usual game plan — none of which worked three weeks ago in a 38-20 loss to the Sooners in Norman — and come to AT&T Stadium with an entirely new identity?

“I’m expecting to see a whole new defense,” Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown said Monday. “They’ll probably have a bunch of different blitzes and things like that in for us. Obviously, everyone’s going to stick to their bread and butter. But man, it’s going to be a lot of different things that we haven’t seen before.”

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Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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