Season Opener Against Colorado Has TCU In Interesting Situation

TCU football coach Sonny Dykes

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The TCU Horned Frogs aren’t watching film on Deion Sanders’ Colorado Buffaloes ahead of their season-opening matchup.

The film from last year’s team doesn’t really represent this year’s after Sanders’ overhaul of the team.

During the first full week of this year’s college football season, there are going to be a whole lot of eyes on Fort Worth, Texas.

Usually, that reason would be because the TCU Horned Frogs are coming off of an incredible season where they went undefeated during the regular season and made a run to the national title game.

Things are a bit different this year, though.

The real draw of TCU’s season opener is going to be the FBS coaching debut of Deion Sanders.

Sanders is taking over as the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes this season and has made some major changes to the program during his first year in charge.

Those changes bring with them an interesting situation for the Horned Frogs as the first team to take on the new-look Buffaloes.

While speaking to On3’s Andy Staples, TCU head coach Sonny Dykes revealed that his team isn’t watching film of Colorado to prepare for the matchup because there isn’t really any film for this version of Colorado.

“This is going to be much different, because we’re not even going to bother watching Colorado’s film from last year,” Dykes said. “There’s no point in doing that. New schemes, new players, new everything.”

He also added that they are going to watch film on Jackson State on the teams where Colorado’s coordinators previously coached.

It’s really the best approach they can take as this Colorado squad is entirely different from last year’s.

It’s a unique challenge for the Horned Frogs as college football teams generally don’t have to open their seasons against opponents who have entirely reworked their rosters.

Still, it seems they’ve figured out how they’re going to prepare for the matchup and we should expect to see the TCU Horned Frogs ready for what will be the first of many matchups against Deion Sanders and Colorado over the coming years.