With remnants of Hurricane Ike expected to hit Fort Worth this weekend, TCU officials are monitoring the weather and have had discussions about changing the kickoff time against Stanford from 6 p.m. to earlier in the afternoon, possibly noon or 1 p.m., Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.
An official decision may not be made until Thursday morning.
According to today's Star-Telegram, by Saturday evening there could be 3-5 inches of rain, winds 40-50 mph and possibly tornadoes.
Playing in weather like that can hurt both teams, although TCU coach Gary Patterson gives the advantage to Stanford because of their ability to run the ball.
"We're built on speed and they're built on power, so the key to that story is that probably favors them," he said.
A game-time switch shouldn't be a problem for Stanford because the Cardinal already is scheduled to fly in Thursday.
On Tuesday, Patterson said the 10 feet of sand beneath the playing field at Amon G. Carter Stadium always helps with drainage, and, "except on the edges, you don't really notice there's much water out there if it's not raining," he said.
-- Mercedes Mayer