TCU’s Conference Jump Means More Frequent Travel

The interwebz have been all a-Twitter this week about TCU’s decision to jump from the Mountain West to the Big East in 2012, and most of the buzz has centered around the impact the move will have on the Horned Frogs’ chances of finally getting some respect in the college football world.

Sure, the jump to the Big East means TCU will be part of an automatic qualifying conference (meaning that all they have to do to play in a BCS bowl is win the conference, which many believe they are likely to do), but what does the move mean in terms of travel. As all of you know (hopefully), Fort Worth, TX ain’t exactly in the East. With the move, TCU, which was formerly the easternmost school in the Mountain West, now becomes the westernmost school in the Big East.

Below are just a few of the ways in which the new travel requirements could affect the TCU football team in 2012.

So, what do you think? Is the move out east a smart one for the Frogs?

Check back later this week for the continuation of the Heisman watch. I’ll take a look at LaMichael James and Justin Blackmon.

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Senior at the University of Missouri studying Convergence Journalism and Political Science. Self-described nerd, fitness junkie, sports fanatic and tech lover. http://cjspurlock.squarespace.com/ View all posts by Chris Spurlock

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