TCU struck on winning formula in 2022 that should roll into 2023

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Sonny Dykes has struck on the right chords in his first season at TCU, and the Frogs can only hope 2023 is a carbon copy (Frogs Today/Melissa Triebwasser).



By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer 


LOS ANGELES —  As we embark on the new year, many subscribe to the “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy during this time. For the TCU football staff, more of the old is exactly what they are aiming for.

If you define old as the 2022 calendar year, that is.

During the past year, coach Sonny Dykes has put together a coaching staff that includes an offensive coordinator (Garrett Riley) who won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach, a defensive coordinator (Joe Gillespie) who was lauded by many and rumored to be involved in head coaching opportunities. He turned them down in order to stay working with Dykes and the machine they are building.

Dykes brought in one of the nation’s top special-teams coordinators, bringing Mark Tomerdahl back to TCU for his second stint with the Horned Frogs. He instantly made his mark in the kicking game, namely with increased confidence in the specialists, and who could forget the Bazooka kick?

The Frogs’ human performance staff, led by director Kaz Kazadi, has completely revamped a strength and conditioning program that was in need of, well, a revamping.

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