Bitter, bitter defeat. There's no way to help players avoid pain after something like this. Everyone feels the hurt; there is no Option B. And that's life. TCU better pull it together, or they'll get their derrieres kicked by Air Force.
AP PhotoIf you are a major conference school selecting a bowl destination, you should avoid TCU like the plague. I judge TCU as one of the top 18 or 20 teams in the nation, if not better. They've lost at Norman, at Utah, and they've dominated every other game - including Stanford and Brigham Young. TCU wins with defense and speed, which is danged hard to overcome.
HBO's Deadwood*, with advice for both TCU players and conservatives across America (language warning):
the pristine virtue of TCU's road whites
the overdone garishness of what Utah is throwing down:
AP PhotoLess is more.
*I previously misidentified Ian McShane as Al Pacino. Apologies, Ian.