The Republic of Football recaps an eventful 2023 National Signing Day, headlined by Texas, TCU, Houston and UTSA.
Riff Ram. LaDainian Tomlinson. Gary Patterson. 4-2-5. Slingin' Sammy Baugh. Bob Lilly. Davey O'Brien. Dennis Franchione. Jerry Hughes. Darrell Lester. Josh Doctson. This is TCU Football.
Started in 1896 then-known as the AddRam Male & Female College, TCU Football is one of the oldest playing programs in the state and has a decorated history with legendary names such as Sammy Baugh, Bob Lilly and Davey O'Brien to show for it. The Horned Frogs joined the Southwest Conference in 1923 and captured nine titles in their tenure under head coaches Dutch Meyer, Abe Martin and Pat Sullivan in 1994. Head coach Dennis Franchione along with premier running back LaDainian Tomlinson ushered in the new era in the early 2000s before handing the keys to Gary Patterson who steered the program to new heights including a Rose Bowl and Big XII Championship in 2014 with his patented 4-2-5 defense.