Let it soak in: TCU will play for the national championship

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From left, Taye Barber, Derius Davis and Emari DeMercardo celebrate TCU’s Fiesta Bowl win and trip to the national title game (Frogs Today/Melissa Triebwasser).


By Jeff Wilson
Frogs Today senior writer


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Some players needed to step away from the shouting and the confetti to take the moment in.

Coaches and personnel who have been with the program for decades cried.

Family huddled to count their blessings.

The State Farm Stadium field was a cauldron of emotions early Saturday evening.

TCU had just defeated Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl in a classic game between the No. 3 and No. 2 teams in the country. The season didn’t end. The opportunity of a lifetime awaits. There’s another game to be played, and it’s the final game of the college football season.

The TCU Horned Frogs will play Jan. 9 in Los Angeles for the national championship.

Let that soak in: The TCU Horned Frogs, picked seventh in the Big 12 and unranked at the start of the season under a new coaching staff, will play for the national championship.

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