MARCEL BROOKS is now running 3rd string at LB and now Coaches are desperately trying to find a place to put him but DE aint gonna work Susie !! Seriously TCU is going to put a 200 lb safety at DE ? I understand he will be a 3rd string backup reserve DE and only come into the game in special situations (like obvious passing down) but if was opposing Coach and I saw TCU put a 200 sugar wafer in at DE I would audible to a running play and run the ball on a sweep right at the little 200 pound wafer and flatten him for a big gain. By Clark's own admission BROOKS isn't doing well at LB so they had to put him at DE. If you think a 203 pound DE is going to work in the Big 12 you still probably believe in the Easter Bunny too. If TCU is dumb enough to put him at DE, all OU, OSU, IOWA ST, UT and BAYLOR have to do is run sweeps right at him with 320 pound OTs blocking him at DE and they will flatten him (which is the exact same issue they had with him at LSU when they tried him at DE there) (and it failed). At LSU he wasn't big enough for LB either. He is a SS all the way. The sooner the Coaches realize it the better. He can be a great SS which is why he transferred in the first place. It will be utterly laughable to see a 2oo pound guy at DE. He aint a DE !! Why the Coaches are resisting putting him at SS is probably the same reason Patterson never goes for it on 4th and 1 (and punts instead every time to the huge frustration of fans) and the same reason other teams can always pull down the pants of TCU on fake punts every single year (stubbornness of Patterson even when things aint workin and other team is owning you). Brooks is FOR SURE not a DE !!!! Currently here is the LB and DE depth chart: LB WALLOW (starter) Harris (2nd string) Marchese (3rd string) LB WINTERS (starter) Hodge (2nd string) Wilson (tied for 3rd string with Brooks) Brooks (tied for 3rd string with Wilson and as of now Wilson has a slight edge for 3rd string) DE MATHIS (starter) Jackson (2nd string) Horton (tied for 3rd string with Brooks and Horton at 245 lbs is likely the 3rd stringer) Brooks (tied for 3rd string with Horton) DE ELLISON (starter) Bowen (2nd string) Workman (3rd string) Armstrong (4th string) SS (still a wide open competition with VanZandt and Bradford - Brooks would have a real shot here to start) SS VANZANDT or BRADFORD or BROOKS (starter) Vanzandt or Bradford (2nd string) ObiWanKonobee (3rd string) FS MOEHRIG (starter) J/Foster (2nd string) Collins (3rd string) WS WASHINGTON (starter) McCuin (2nd string) Vongor (3rd string) B/Clark (4th string) (from your own little Messiah Jeremy Clark who is now confirming what I said 2 months ago about BROOKS) Dee Winters | LB | Sophomore When the Frogs signed Jamoi Hodge in their 2020 recruiting class, Patterson stated he may have a chance to redshirt Winters and fellow linebacker Wyatt Harris. Winters had other plans as he’s emerged as one of the top two SAM linebackers at the moment. In fact, Winters is drawing most of the first-team reps ahead of Hodge. Hodge is #2. Winters is now up to 223-pounds but has kept his speed. Although the battle is still ongoing, Winters has made an impression this camp. wyatt Harris As mentioned with Winters, Harris was somewhat of a forgotten linebacker heading into fall camp. After the Frogs added Marcel Brooks, many wondered if Harris would see the field. Harris has proven doubters wrong as he’s had a great fall camp and is currently 2nd string backing up Garret Wallow, who no one will beat out. Harris missed a few practices but it doesn’t appear to have hurt him at all. He’s regarded as one of the smartest linebackers in the group along with Wallow. Terrell Cooper | DT | Senior No Ross Blacklock, no problem. Cooper has been in this situation before when he was asked to step up. He did so in 2018 when Blacklock was lost for the season due to injury. In fall camp, sources have told HFB that Cooper has looked the best among the defensive tackles. Patterson himself said Cooper has had a great camp. The Frogs need to be able to stop the run once again in 2020 and if Cooper is playing anywhere close to what some are saying, the Frogs will be in good shape. Marcel Brooks | DE/LB | Sophomore Everyone knows Brooks is an athletic freak and will make big plays in his TCU career. Although things haven’t been exactly great at linebacker, where he’s still learning the defense, Brooks has done very well as backup defensive end. Although he’s not your prototypical defensive end, Brooks’ speed and quickness has helped him win battle after battle since joining the team. That is the role TCU fans should expect to see this season, especially in the early part…him going after the quarterback.