TCU Player Gives Michigan Classic Bulletin Board Material With Bold Comments

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TCU seems intent on giving Michigan as much bulletin board material as possible ahead of the CFP matchup.

The Horned Frogs and Wolverines will take the field Saturday in the College Football Playoff semifinals, and Michigan is a -7.5 favorite as of Friday morning.

Yet, you wouldn’t know TCU is an underdog judging by some of the trash talking at least one player is dropping.

Will TCU beat Michigan? (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

TCU is verbally poking Michigan.

“It has been talked about in like every other article — we’re way faster than any team that they’ve seen. What comes with speed is power. I feel like it’ll be different for them. They’re a solid team, so we’ll see how it goes,” Horned Frogs DB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson told the media Thursday, according to Maize N Brew.

However, Hodges-Tomlinson wasn’t done there. He also made a wild claim about size not playing a role in the sport.

TCU plays Michigan Saturday in the College Football Playoff. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The talented cornerback added, “Not at all. Just understand that they’re in the Big Ten, they like to talk about size and stuff like that. At the end of the day, size does not play a role in football. We’re just ready for the job at hand. I hope the best for them, I just want them to understand that we’re coming.”

Were these comments smart?

Why did Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson think these comments were a smart idea? Being confident is one thing. Talking about how Michigan has never seen speed like what TCU has seems like a really bad idea.

It seems like a great way to set yourself up to be embarrassed. Furthermore, is it even true?

Just from the eye test, Ohio State absolutely is more athletic than TCU and I think depending on the day you catch them, the same could be said about Penn State.

The Wolverines beat both by a combined 46 points. Really, TCU is the most athletic team Michigan has seen so far? Yeah, not buying that at all.

Michigan is favored to beat TCU. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, the craziest part is the fact Hodges-Tomlinson claimed size doesn’t matter in football. What sport does he think he’s playing?

Yes, speed is definitely a necessity at skill positions, but size absolutely matters in football. You need it on both sides of the line, you want your RB to have some size in order to brush off contact and you definitely want your LBs to have a nice mix of speed and size.

Being big and slow doesn’t help you at WR, but being big and strong is a must in the trenches. If guys on TCU’s roster don’t understand that, they might be in for a rough reality check Saturday.

Will TCU upset Michigan? The Wolverines are -7.5 favorites. (Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Michigan and TCU kick at 4:00 EST Saturday night on ESPN. After these comments, Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson better play the game of his life. He’s going to look like an idiot if the Horned Frogs get blown out.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. Over the last 20 years as College Football power teams have been playing for a title on the field, or this TCU players whole life, one year Ohio State beat Alabama and Oregon; the other 19 years the Big 10 has looked big and slow and less athletic than the teams they are matched up against year after year. This has nothing to do with “SEC fanboys”, the proof has been on the field over and over again. What’s the guy supposed to say, he’s scared of a team that he is obviously not?

  2. If Blake Corum was healthy and playing, I’d say Michigan had a chance to win the entire thing. Without him, I don’t see it. They’re still very good, very well coached. But…I’m still not sure of their QBs arm accuracy and Corum was unstoppable. Meanwhile, Georgia remains at another level from any other team in college football when they are on their game. And Stetson Bennett, to me, is the most underrated QB I’ve seen in college football in years. He’s unflappable. He’s a leader. He’s accurate. He knows his game plan and he manages it beautifully.

    I don’t see any changes in Champion this year.

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