By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer
Garrett Riley is vindication personified.
TCU fans have held their ground for years, arguing that the Frogs have an abundance of talent on the roster that has largely gone untapped.
Quentin Johnston. Kendre Miller. Taye Barber. Derius Davis. Max Duggan.
From 2018 to 2021, the years between Sonny Dykes’ time as an analyst and his return as TCU’s coach, Frogs fans watched the slow decline of an offense that had them within a breath of the College Football Playoff in 2014.
One year under Riley, and TCU’s offense has turned back into a powerhouse. The 33-year-old has taken all the talent on the roster and converted it into a College Football Playoff-level squad.
En route, he turned Duggan into a Heisman finalist, where he got to spend time with his older brother, Lincoln, as the first pair of brothers to have players make it to New York in the same season. Riley also won the Broyles Award, given to the best assistant coach in college football.