FWST: Patterson says TCU defense not as experienced as it may seem
BY CARLOS MENDEZÂ email@example.com
TCU coach Gary Patterson said his defense is not as seasoned as it might seem.
â€œItâ€™s not an experienced group,â€ Patterson said after practice Tuesday. â€œThatâ€™s what you guys keep saying it is. Itâ€™s a bunch of guys that played. These guys are freshmen and sophomores. We have five seniors out there. Weâ€™ve got about seven juniors. Everybody else is freshmen and sophomores.â€
TCU returns seven defensive starters, plus four others lost to injury last season: defensive end James McFarland, linebacker Sammy Douglas, safety Kenny Iloka and cornerback Ranthony Texada.
McFarland, defensive end Josh Carraway, defensive tackle Aaron Curry and safety Denzel Johnson are senior starters.