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Bring on the PodCats with Melissa Triebwasser

Frogs O’War’s Melissa Triebwasser rejoins the podcast to tell us why TCU looks like the Big 12’s best team so far, but that doesn’t mean the Horned Frogs should roll over Kansas State or cruise into the conference title game.

West Virginia v TCU
Stopping Kenny Hill should be a top priority for the Kansas State defense this Saturday.
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Kansas State and TCU are two football programs heading in very different directions as Saturday morning’s game in Manhattan approaches. The ‘Cats, expected to be a dark horse Big 12 title contender, have dropped two winnable road games and proven absolutely nothing in their three wins. Meanwhile, TCU might be the biggest surprise in the country after a 5-0 start that includes a throttling of Oklahoma State in Stillwater, a road win at Arkansas, and a home win over ever-dangerous West Virginia.

So it’s not surprising that while co-host Bracket Cat bemoans everything wrong with Kansas State and wonders how things will get corrected in time for the toughest part of the schedule, Frogs O’ War contributor Melissa Triebwasser has a lot of good things to say about senior quarterback Kenny Hill and the experienced Horned Frogs. But she’s also not ready to predict an easy win for TCU on Saturday or a run to the Big 12 title, even though that’s suddenly a realistic possibility.

We discussed K-State’s newfound defensive struggles, the Jesse Ertz conundrum, the challenges of stopping TCU’s run game and even whether Iowa State is for real in this wide-ranging podcast. Have a listen and don’t forget to check out the great work of Melissa and others over at Frogs O’ War, including the podcast previewing the game that will drop on Thursday. You can follow Melissa on Twitter @thecoachmelissa.

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