TCU fans are calling the Horned Frogs' berth in a BCS bowl game a once-in-a-lifetime event and purple-clad backers are already filing into Daniel Meyer Coliseum where coaches and players will watch with fans as BCS bowl matchups are revealed starting at 7 p.m.
There is some apprehension among Frog faithful regarding the notion of a TCU-Boise State matchup in the Fiesta Bowl. It would be the third such bowl meeting between the two teams and second in a row. TCU beat Boise last December in San Diego in the Poinsettia Bowl and Boise won the first battle, ironically enough, at TCU's home stadium in Fort Worth in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl.
Both Boise and TCU fought to get into the BCS to do battle and prove their worth against a BCS-conference school. Iowa could be ahead for TCU, but what if the Fiesta pairs TCU and Boise? Will that excite either fan base? Will it excite a national television audience (will TCU vs. Iowa?).
It is strange that TCU and Boise fight all season to be considered one of the big boys, yet when it comes to facing off against each other, neither might consider the other the opponent they'd most like to face.