Some have tabbed you as a sleeper for the Big 12 title. What do you make of that shift in perception?
If somebody picks us low, it's my job to prove them wrong. And if somebody picks us high, it's my job to prove them right. I think that's what head coaches' jobs are.
Is the "new" feeling of the conference gone?
At least we have played everybody once. It takes you two years to play them all at your place once, their place once, so your kids get a feel for playing in those stadiums and how you do things. The good thing was, we won four out of five of our conference games on the road. Usually that's a thing that your kids have to learn the most. That's the biggest deal: How do you find a way to win more at home and keep up the same kind of energy you had going on the road and playing?
Player to Watch
He may not play right away, but 5'10", 190-pound four-star freshman running back
represents a boost in status for TCU. Hicks originally committed to Texas but switched to join high-school teammate defensive end Devonte Fields in Fort Worth.