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TCU LB Johnny Hodges: ‘We’re Definitely the Laughing Stock of College Football’

Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detailed view of a Texas Christian Horned Frogs helmet during the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While it’s safe to say that Saturday’s loss to Colorado was a disappointment for Horned Frogs fans, TCU linebacker Johnny Hodges spoke candidly about the situation with some unique criticism.

Hodges responded to the outcome of Saturday’s game saying, “I guess you can say it’s a wake-up call. I don’t know how losing in the national championship by 60 isn’t a wake-up call, but right now we’re definitely the laughing stock of college football.”


Hodges continued by saying, “Having 22 missed tackles, having who knows how many missed assignments. Making our defensive coordinator look awful, just making his defense look like its a childhood kids defense, and him getting all this slack. If it’s not a wake-up call, then I don’t know what it is.”

The Horned Frogs dropped a heartbreaker to Colorado on Saturday in the debut of Deion Sanders with 53,000 fans in attendance at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs defense gave up a whopping 510 passing yards and four scores to Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders in his first game of Division 1 football, putting defensive coordinator Joe Gillespie in a tough spot to start off the season.

The Horned Frogs take the field against Nicholls State on Saturday in what should prove to be a get-right game for Sonny Dykes crew as they gear up for their first Big 12 matchup of the season against Houston on September 16th.

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