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TCU spreading things out for third season in Big 12

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In this Oct. 12, 2013, file photo, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin passes against Kansas in the first half of an NCAA football game in Fort Worth, Texas.

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FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU coach Gary Patterson had been thinking about spreading out his offense since the Horned Frogs got in the Big 12 two years ago.
After four conference losses by three points or less last year, including three losses the final month by a combined eight points to cap a 4-8 season, Patterson knew it was time for “truly a change of philosophy.” He hired co-coordinators Doug Meacham from Houston and Sonny Cumbie from Texas Tech to give TCU its own version of a faster-paced spread offense so prevalent in the Big 12 and across the country.
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