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TCU gets boost from joining Big East

No longer have to hear about how it doesn't automatically qualify for a BCS bowl

Originally Published: December 9, 2010
By Jamie Newberg | ESPN Recruiting

While TCU and Gary Patterson never let that they weren't in a BCS conference affect them on the recruiting trail, there were times they had to deal with it. They'd face some negative recruiting because they didn't automatically qualify for a BCS bowl. For all their success -- TCU is 35-3 over the past three years, has won 10 games or more seven times since 2002 and is heading to the Rose Bowl after finishing third in the BCS standings behind Auburn and Oregon this year -- some recruits just couldn't ...

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