TCU’s 2022 season got a little bit closer today, as the Horned Frogs season opener at Colorado has been pushed up to Friday, September 2, 2022.
The clash between former and current Big 12 members does not yet have a kickoff time, but this game is sure to be near the top of the docket for the Friday night game on opening weekend.
Colorado’s Karl Dorrell will be in his second year as the Buffaloes’ head coach and will be coming off a 4-8 debut that lead to several members of the offensive coaching staff getting the hook.
Sonny Dykes, on the other hand, will be making his debut as the Horned Frogs head coach and has brought in an excellent staff to help him succeed in Fort Worth. Much of his staff from SMU, including his offensive coordinator Garrett Riley, have followed him to TCU and should bring another explosive offense into the Big 12.
Dykes has a tall task in replacing Gary Patterson, who resigned on October 31, 2021 after two decades as the head coach for TCU. Patterson holds the school record for wins with a 181-79 record and led the Horned Frogs to a bowl in 18 of his 21 seasons. His shadow is literally cast over the campus, as his statue stands tall outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
TCU went 5-7 in 2021 and will look to get back to its winning ways in 2022, starting with a trip to Boulder, Colorado, in the first-ever meeting between the Horned Frogs and the Buffaloes.